Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.)
The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies is a 31-hour graduate program.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will be able to:
- Analyze knowledge of the literature of the discipline of two areas of study by examining the interdisciplinary relationship of each discipline.
- Integrate biblical principles through a professional and interdisciplinary context.
- Synthesize the knowledge gained from their study across disciplines.
Program Specific Admissions Requirements
In addition to the general admission requirements, admission to candidacy in the M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies program requires:
- Earned baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.)
- An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above (on a 4.00 scale)
- TOEFL (if applicable)
Students who do not meet the minimum Good Standing GPA requirement may be admitted on Academic Caution status. Students who have an undergraduate GPA below 2.00 will not be admitted to the program.
Students may transfer up to 15 credit hours from an accredited institution subject to department approval. In order to transfer credit, students must have earned the minimum grade of C-, and courses must have been completed within 10 years of the start date of the program. Credits from a prior degree on the same academic level earned through Liberty University are considered transfer credits.
In addition to other regulations governing graduation, as stated in the Liberty University Catalog, M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies students must meet the following requirements:
- Complete 31 total hours.
- A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level. (For this degree program, the maximum is 15 hours.)
- Maintain a 2.50 GPA to remain in the program.
- No grades of D may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-).
- Degree must be completed within five (5) years.
- For information regarding the repeat policy, please refer to “Course Repeat Policy” in the Academic Information and Policies section of this Catalog.
- Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date.
Delivery Format: Online Only
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This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to graduate interdisciplinary studies and writing skills. It is intended for those with limited exposure in the area of graduate interdisciplinary studies and to provide a foundation for cross-disciplinary analysis and application. This course will examine interdisciplinary studies knowledge, research methods, and writing techniques.
Online Prerequisite: INDS 500
This course is designed to assess student mastery of content for the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and will be based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work. It will require the summation and synthesis of two disciplines through research and the integration of learned concepts, techniques, and knowledge of their chosen interdisciplinary field into transferrable skills and qualifications. Through this course, students will research interdisciplinary relationships and their purpose in academia and professional fields in order to connect the importance of their specialized program to personal and professional goals.