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Degree Requirements

MA in Interdisciplinary Studies

51-55 quarter credits

Foundation Courses - 9 credits

Introduction to Scholarly Inquiry

Choose two or more of the following:
Community: Theory & Practice
Science, Ethics & Public Policy
Art & Cultural Transformation
Ways of Knowing: Studies in Literature & Spirituality
Enduring Questions
Social Justice

Concentration Seminars - 18 credits

Choose one of the following concentrations:
Gerontology
Liberal Arts
Organizational & Leadership Studies
Spiritual Traditions

Electives - 9 credits

Electives can be any MAIS seminar that is not part of student's required courses.

Thesis Courses - 15 - 19 credits

Thesis 1 
Thesis 2
Thesis 3
Thesis Continuation
Thesis Completion

Post-Course Requirements

Presentation of thesis at Thesis Presentation Day

Two bound and signed copies & CD copy delivered to department chair

Please see current Marylhurst University Catalog for complete information.

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Jackie Barretta Authors Book on Emotions in Business

Jackie Barretta, master's in interdisciplinary studies alum, published a book titled Primal Teams: Harnessing the Power of Emotions to Fuel Extraordinary Performance in October 2014.

Susan Carter Named to Editorial Board

Dr. Susan G. Carter, chair of the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Department, was named to the editorial board for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies in October 2014.

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January 08, 2015

Gero-Punk Salon

Join Jennifer Sasser, Ph.D., Gero-Punk Project founder, for an evening of engaging discussion. In her words, "To be a gero-punk is to bravely and c...

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January 13, 2015

Marylhurst University Day at Mary's Woods

As part of our on-going partnership with Mary's Woods, join us for our monthly Marylhurst Day at Mary's Woods. Activities take place throughout the...

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January 24, 2015

Graduate Programs Information Session

Learn about Marylhurst's graduate degree programs. MA - Applied Pastoral Theology. MA - Art Therapy Counseling. MA - Interdisciplinary Studies. MA...

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