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Interdisciplinary Studies

Boise State University

24 months
24980 USD/year
24980 USD/year
8060 USD/year
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Boise State University offers a Master of Arts degree program in Interdisciplinary Studies. In consultation with faculty, students may combine courses from more than one school or college or more than one department to create an individualized program of educational experience.


Interdisciplinary Studies program of Boise State University is designed for mature students who wish to continue education at the graduate level but do not seek specialized training concentrated in a major area. This program is not a substitute for the traditional graduate degree; rather, it is intended for students with broader interests in several fields or those whose career goals do not match fully with a single identifiable academic unit or department. Emphasis is placed on continued intellectual and cultural development in a constantly changing society where new career interests may extend over several traditional specializations.

Key facts:

The Interdisciplinary Studies Program is administered by the Graduate College, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences and directly supervised by the Program Director of Interdisciplinary Studies. A university-wide Interdisciplinary Studies Committee consisting of the Graduate Dean and one member from each academic School or College appointed by the respective Deans oversees the program. The Program Director of Interdisciplinary Studies serves as the chairperson of that committee. Each student in the program will also have a Graduate Committee composed of three graduate faculty members from the disciplines making up the interdisciplinary program. The student’s Graduate Committee will have the responsibility of helping the student select his or her particular course of study and will recommend to the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee that it be accepted as the student’s formal Plan of Study, thereby indicating that the members of the committee regard it as a viable program of graduate study.

Programme Structure

Each program is developed individually according to the student’s interests and background but must be intellectually defensible and clearly interdisciplinary in nature. In addition to any Graduate College requirements not mentioned here, the requirements of the IDS Program are as follows:

1) Course work must be selected from a minimum of two academic areas.2) No more than 6 credits of work completed prior to approval of the degree plan by the IDS Committee may be included in the program.3) No more than 11 credits of 300G or 400G courses may be applied toward the program.4) No more than 9 transfer credits may be included in the program.5) No more than 9 credits of independent study may be included in the program.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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33 alternative credits


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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA in all prior college level work of at least 3.00 (though students who fall below this requirement but who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 for the most recent 60 credit hours will also be considered).
  • Successful completion of the IDS Program’s application process. Transcripts and two letters of recommendation (item 8. below) should be submitted via the online process for application for admission to the Graduate College. All other application materials must be submitted to the Director of Interdisciplinary Studies on paper forms provided by the Director. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24980 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24980 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    24980 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24980 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8060 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8060 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Boise

810 - 1310 USD /month
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