We offer the following master’s degree options within the Interdisciplinary Self-Designed Program:
- Interdisciplinary Studies (MA)
- Interdisciplinary Studies (MS)
- Liberal Studies (MA)
Courses are offered on weekday evenings at the Lincoln Park Campus. The program can be completed in two years.
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.
- 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 in the must be done through the IDS office.
- No more than six courses may be taken in any single discipline within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
DisciplinesNatural Sciences Liberal Arts View 375 other Masters in Natural Sciences in United States
- 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)
International17496 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 24 months.
National17496 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 24 months.
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