12 months
1187 USD/credit 35610 USD/year
1109 USD/credit 33270 USD/year
468 USD/credit 14040 USD/year
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We get it: You have very specific career goals. So why shouldn't the focus of your master's be just as specific? Maybe you want to combine social media with leadership and business development. Or how about bringing together public health and nonprofit management? You can do that and more by earning an MS or MA in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.


You see, we know that in today's job market, you're often required to wear plenty of different hats. That's why we've allowed you to customize your path to a master's degree by blending two areas of expertise. How do we do it? It's simple really. You'll choose two out of several approved graduate certificate programs, which include topics from Business Analytics to Teaching Multilingual Learners to Global Health and more. 

Altogether, you'll be required to complete 30 credit hours, which will include the courses in both certificates plus a final Capstone Experience to demonstrate your mastery of the subjects. Whether or not you earn an MA or an MS depends on the certificates chosen. In the end, our goal is for you to graduate with a knowledge and skill set that is as unique as you are—and that will propel you toward success.

Fast Facts:

  • Interdisciplinary graduates often gain soft skills that are highly valued by employers (U.S. News & World Report).
The University of Alabama at Birmingham offers two master’s degrees in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (IGS): The Master of Arts and the Master of Science. Both IGS degrees are designed to provide students with opportunities to blend two areas of expertise in order to best meet the needs of contemporary hybrid careers. The IGS degree allows students to personalize a master’s degree to align with their professional, academic, and personal goals. Students may choose to combine any two (2) UAB graduate certificates that have affiliated with the IGS program in order to gain knowledge and skills they want as they seek professional advancement or personal development.

Programme Structure


  • Applied Statistical Methods
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Professional Issues and Ethics in Psychology
  • Seminar in Cognitive Development
  • Multivariate Statistical Methods
  • Applied Developmental Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application to UAB Graduate SchoolChoose the IGS degree
  • Choose two (2) affiliated graduate certificate programs
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1187 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1109 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 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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Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies
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