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Interdisciplinary Studies

Arizona State University

12 months
26460 USD/year
24498 USD/year
12014 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Interdisciplinary Studies MA degree offered by the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, at Arizona State University, is an innovative program that allows students to combine the study of two or more disciplines.


Founded on the conviction that solving problems in the 21st century often requires an interdisciplinary approach, this flexible Interdisciplinary Studies MA degree from Arizona State University provides exposure to a variety of research methods, historical perspectives and modes of inquiry.

The program offers access to faculty members who are active practitioners of interdisciplinary inquiry. Working with the faculty, students may define their own area of emphasis or adopt an existing area within the humanities and social sciences.

The skills and knowledge that students acquire can be directed toward doctoral study or professional goals in any enterprise that engages in research or education, ranging from advertising and marketing, nonprofit leadership, and media production to museum curatorship, community college teaching, and leading-edge entrepreneurship.

Career Opportunities

The program's emphasis on a variety of research methods and modes of inquiry increases students' value to many organizations. As graduates, they reach their professional goals in a multitude of industries and organization, including advertising and marketing, nonprofit leadership and media production, museum curatorship, community college teaching and leading-edge entrepreneurship.

Career examples include:

  • area, ethnic and cultural studies teachers and professors
  • archivists
  • art therapists
  • education administrators
  • film and video editors
  • high school teachers
  • human resources managers
  • market research analysts and marketing specialists
  • multimedia artists and animators
  • professors

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods for Interdisciplinary Inquiry
  • Perspectives in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Theories of Change, Culture, and Mind 
  • Capstone Course

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • statement of purpose
  • two letters of recommendation
  • an academic writing sample (preferred) or professional writing sample
  • resume or curriculum vitae (optional)
  • GRE scores (if applicable)
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26460 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24498 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12014 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12014 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Peoria

940 - 1390 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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