M.A. On Campus

Interdisciplinary Science

The University of Texas at Arlington

21026 USD/year
20796 USD/year
9698 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Science program at the University of Texas at Arlington is designed to strengthen and update the knowledge and skills necessary to teach science at the elementary, middle school, or secondary level.


The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Science program at University of Texas Arlington is intended to help prepare teachers who desire certification in science, teachers who may wish to expand their knowledge of specific science disciplines, or those who wish to update their knowledge in rapidly changing science disciplines. Traditional masters degrees focus on classes in a single science department and encourage mastery of material in a sub specialty within the discipline. A thesis involving scientific research in the area of specialization is usually encouraged. In contrast, the MAIS program allows students to explore two or three areas of interest, and the courses are designed to provide an overview of current knowledge in each field. Since this is not a research-oriented degree, no thesis is required.

The content of the required courses was developed to contain material consistent with TEKS standards and to provide as much replicable laboratory experience as possible. While these classes are drawn from the foundational classes in each discipline, they are designed to cover the areas in greater depth, deal with historical aspects of the topics not covered in undergraduate classes, and focus on teaching and laboratory methodologies.

Programme Structure

  • Contemporary science
  • Capstone science seminar

Students can select two or three areas of concentration from biology, chemistry, earth & environmental sciences, mathematics, and physics. If the student chooses two concentration areas, each concentration will consist of four 3 credit hour courses for a total of 12 credit hours each.

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Start dates & application deadlines

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Applications are accepted after the published priority date, but for guaranteed consideration of admission submit the application by the priority date.


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Students applying for unconditional admission to the MAIS program must meet the general graduate school admission requirements as outlined in the graduate catalog and earn a combined score of 1000 on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21026 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21026 USD per year
  • National

    20796 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20796 USD per year
  • In-State

    9698 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9698 USD per year

Living costs for Texas City

882 - 1634 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


There are several different types of scholarships available to you at UTA. Our general academic scholarships are based on academic performance and available to new students pursing their first baccalaureate degree. You can find additional scholarships such as designated, departmental, private, and need-based scholarships through our scholarship system, MavScholarshop.

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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