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.
Delivery Format: Online Only
- Preparation for unique career objectives
- Apparel designer
- Business manager
- Creative writer
- Graphic Designer
- Human Resource manager
- Information technology
- Legislative assistant
- Media, communications and film
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.