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M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies

Earn your master's in interdisciplinary studies from Marylhurst

Now accepting students for 2015.

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You could specialize and know a great deal about a single facet of the human experience. You could be a generalist and have a wide field of knowledge. Or you can be a Marylhurst Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) graduate and benefit from both approaches.

51 - 55 quarter-credit master's program

Our MAIS curriculum will challenge you to think critically and deeply, enhancing your leadership skills and vision for life beyond graduate school.

Focus areas and options to meet your career goals

You will explore areas of study without the confinement of typical discipline-bound graduate programs. You may opt to follow a concentrated area of professional study: gerontology, spiritual traditions or organizational and leadership studies. Or you can choose the liberal arts concentration, selecting from all MAIS seminars, to meet your personal and professional goals.

Supportive academic environment

You'll find yourself in an intellectual, supportive community of teachers and learners. Our academic environment is highly interactive, with an average class size of 10 students.

Flexible format

We know you have a busy life — for that reason, MAIS courses are offered in a variety of formats. While a good portion of our classes are held weeknights, with occasional afternoons, we also offer weekend intensives and online classes.

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April 06, 2015

New Careers to Support Health and Creativity Across the Lifespan

Careers in Aging Week. A panel discussion on new careers to support health and creativity across the lifespan is being jointly presented by Marylhu...

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April 11, 2015

A-MAIS-ing Voices Series: Dance Movement as Meditation

With MAIS alum Susan Cazier. This workshop will consist of a brief history of dance and how dance movement can lead to holistic wellness. Also, hea...

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April 14, 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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