Interdisciplinary Studies - Community Studies, M.A. | Online | Athabasca University | Canada
M.A. Online

Interdisciplinary Studies - Community Studies

24 months
2098 CAD/module
1868 CAD/module
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Participate in an interdisciplinary online master’s program in Interdisciplinary Studies - Community Studies at Athabasca University that integrates theories, methods and practices from the arts, humanities and social sciences.


With Athabasca University’s Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies - Community Studies, you will learn to think holistically, critically and reflectively. You will find the connections and points of overlap between specialized and generalized knowledge. You will also learn problem-solving skills and policy-making strategies.

Learning outcomes

Community Studies explores issues of social justice and social change as they relate to community-based organizing, community economic development, education, and social movements. 

It will be of interest to students working with community groups, the non-profit sector, social enterprises, and social economy organizations; those interested in CED theory and practice for social change; and adult and distance educators interested in social transformation in both developed and developing world contexts. Your program will finish with a final integrated project or capstone paper that will exercise and explore your newly acquired skills and knowledge.

You can choose to complete this project in a grouped study capstone course, or through an individual study project that will allow you to:

  • explore a question or issue that’s important to you
  • relate your research to a work or life situation
  • address a community problem

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Education
  • Ethnobiology: Traditional Knowledge of Plants, Animals, and Land in Contemporary Global Context
  • Transformative Learning for Social Change
  • Global Governance and Law
  • Industrial Heritage
  • Architectural Conservation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Master of Arts – Integrated Studies (MA-IS) Program invites applications from candidates who possess a baccalaureate degree and strong analytical, writing, and critical-thinking skills
  • All students applying for admission into the MA-IS Program students must complete an Academic Writing Assessment as part of the application process.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2098 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2098 CAD per module during 24 months.
  • National

    1868 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1868 CAD per module during 24 months.


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