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Interdisciplinary Studies

DePaul University

24 months
729 USD/credit 17496 USD/year
729 USD/credit 17496 USD/year
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Our interdisciplinary master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from DePaul University emphasize liberal studies education and enhance your intellectual skills. You’ll design your own program, which will allow you to study multiple academic disciplines, including traditional humanities, social sciences, education, business, computing and digital media.


The Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) program from DePaul University is for you if:

  • you’re interested in combining areas of professional expertise or preparation with the traditional liberal arts.
  • you’re a working professional seeking to augment your current work experience with new skills.
  • you have a specific professional skill set in mind that you’re hoping to gain for your anticipated profession or professional move.
  • you’re seeking a course plan without a required core or thesis.

Interdisciplinary Studies: MA vs. MS

  • If the majority of courses you take for the master’s in interdisciplinary studies are drawn from programs that award the Master of Arts degree, then you will earn the MA.
  • If the majority of courses you take are drawn from programs that award a Master of Science degree, then you will earn the MS.

Programme Structure

  • Completion of 48 or 52 quarter hours of graduate credit, depending on the completion option (thesis, practicum, enhanced portfolio or exit course) chosen by the student.
  • Maximum of 8 quarter hours of credit in approved 300-level courses, and remainder of credit hours from 400/500/600-level courses.
  • No more than five courses may be taken in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business  (KGSB), including courses which are cross-listed in other programs and courses transferred from other institutions which are business courses.  Registration for courses in the KGSB must be done through the IDS office.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for admission: Apply online
  • Non-refundable $40 application fee
  • Transcripts of all prior academic work
  • GRE, LSAT or GMAT scores are not required but may be submitted to strengthen an application
  • TOEFL scores (international students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    17496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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