Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.)

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.)

Purpose

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:

  1. 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.)
  2. An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above (on a 4.00 scale)
  3. 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.

Transfer Credit

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

A total of 15 credit hours can be transferred into the program to apply to Area of Study I or Area of Study II. This will be dependent upon the student’s transfer evaluation.

Graduate School Electives may be selected from any course on the Area of Study Guide not already applying to the degree.

To Review the Transfer Areas of Study, please see the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Transfer Areas of Study Guide

Business

Primary and Secondary Area of Study

Once a primary (12 hours) or secondary (9 hours) area of study has been chosen, select the needed hours by choosing any courses listed below to fill your Degree Completion Plan.

Note: Students may not select more than one Area of Study from the Business discipline

Business Discipline

Executive Leadership
BMAL 500Organizational Behavior3
BMAL 501Strategic Leadership and Management3
BMAL 504Leading Organizational Change3
BMAL 550Effective Executive Communication3
BMAL 590Business Common Professional Components3
BMAL 603Entrepreneurship3
LEAD 510Biblical Foundations of Leadership3
LEAD 520The Life of Leaders3
LEAD 610Team Leadership and Conflict Resolution3
LEAD 620Mission, Vision, and Strategic Planning3
Non-Profit Organization
BMAL 602Non-profit Management3
BUSI 520Strategic Marketing Management3
MGMT 527Leading Project Teams3
WRIT 601Grant Writing3
Project Management
BUSI 611Operations Management for Health Organizations3
or BUSI 650 Operations Management
BUSI 680Advanced Project Management I3
BUSI 681Advanced Project Management II3
BUSI 682Global Project Management3
Supply Chain Logistics & Geography 1
BUSI 613Supply Chain Management3
BUSI 615Logistics3
BUSI 616Total Quality Management3
GEOG 630Transport Geography3

Communication

Primary and Secondary Area of Study

Once a primary (12 hours) or secondary (9 hours) area of study has been chosen, select the needed hours by choosing any courses listed below to fill your Degree Completion Plan.

COMS 520Communication Theory and Practices3
COMS 532Media Technologies and Communication Strategies3
COMS 542Communication in Christian Ministry3
COMS 560Communication and Conflict3
COMS 622Organizational Communication3
COMS 658Strategic Communication Campaigns for the Digital Age3

Counseling

Primary and Secondary Area of Study

Once a primary (12 hours) or secondary (9 hours) area of study has been chosen, select the needed hours by choosing any courses listed below to fill your Degree Completion Plan.

Note: Students may not select more than one Area of Study from the Counseling discipline

Counseling Discipline

Crisis Counseling
CRIS 605Crisis and First Responder Training: Skills and Techniques3
CRIS 606Acute Stress, Grief and Trauma3
CRIS 607PTSD and Combat Related Trauma3
CRIS 608Trauma Assessment and Interventions3
CRIS 609Complex Trauma and Disasters: Offering Emotional and Spiritual Care3
Life Coaching
LIFC 501Introduction to Life Coaching3
LIFC 502Advanced Life Coaching Skills3
LIFC 601Health and Wellness Coaching3
LIFC 602Marriage Coaching3
LIFC 603Financial Life Coaching3
LIFC 604Leadership Professional Life Coaching3
Marriage & Family
HSMF 601Marriage and Family Counseling I3
HSMF 603Premarital and Marital Counseling3
HSMF 611Counseling Children and Their Families3
HSMF 620Counseling Adolescents and Their Families3
HSMF 687Counseling Women3
Military Resilience 1
CEFS 504Multicultural Counseling3
CEFS 687Counseling Women3
CRIS 605Crisis and First Responder Training: Skills and Techniques3
MILT 525Advanced Resilience for Leaders and Caregivers3
MILT 575Resilient Marriage and Family3
MILT 625Military Career and Community Transition3
MILT 675Advanced Military Mental and Behavioral Health3
Pastoral Counseling
PACO 500Introduction to Pastoral Counseling3
PACO 501Foundational Doctrines for Pastoral Counselors3
PACO 506Integration of Psychology and Theology3
PACO 507Theology and Spirituality in Counseling3
PACO 611Counseling the Child and Their Families3
PACO 622Counseling the Child and Adolescent3
PACO 630Gerontology and Counseling3

Education

Primary and Secondary Area of Study

Once a primary (12 hours) or secondary (9 hours) area of study has been chosen, select the needed hours by choosing any courses listed below to fill your Degree Completion Plan.

EDUC 500Learning Theory3
EDUC 600Human Development Across the Lifespan3
EDUC 602Young Adolescents, Schools and Communities3
EDUC 604Foundations of Education3
EDUC 624Instructional Methods for Behavior and Learning3
EDUC 642Leadership and Supervision in Education3

English

Primary and Secondary Area of Study

Once a primary (12 hours) or secondary (9 hours) area of study has been chosen, select the needed hours by choosing any courses listed below to fill your Degree Completion Plan.

ENGL 600Editing, Layout and Publishing3
ENGL 601Writing as Cultural Engagement3
ENGL 607Composition Studies3
ENGL 613Contemporary and Postmodern Literature3
ENGL 633Advanced English Grammar3
ENGL 637Studies in African-American Literature3
ENGL 654Methods of Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum3
ENGL 656Studies in World Literatures3
ENGL 664English as a World Language3

Ethnomusicology

Primary and Secondary Area of Study

Once a primary (12 hours) or secondary (9 hours) area of study has been chosen, select the needed hours by choosing any courses listed below to fill your Degree Completion Plan.

ETHM 511Introduction to Ethnomusicology3
ETHM 512Field of Ethnomusicology3
ETHM 514Organology3
ETHM 541Seminar in Ethnic Music: India3
ETHM 542Seminar in Ethnic Music: Native America3
ETHM 543Seminar in Ethnic Music: Africa3
ETHM 544Seminar in Ethnic Music: Latin America3
ETHM 545Seminar in Ethnic Music: Middle East3
ETHM 546Seminar in Ethnic Music: China3
ETHM 547Seminar in Ethnic Music: Southeast Asia3
ETHM 548Seminar in Ethnic Music: Indonesia3
ETHM 549Seminar in Ethnic Music: Eastern Europe3
ETHM 611Arts in Global Engagement3
ETHM 613Applied Ethnomusicology3

Exercise Science

Primary and Secondary Area of Study

Once a primary (12 hours) or secondary (9 hours) area of study has been chosen, select the needed hours by choosing any courses listed below to fill your Degree Completion Plan.

EXSC 540Advanced Strength Development3
EXSC 541Advanced Speed and Agility3
EXSC 542Advanced Conditioning & Recovery3
EXSC 545Motor Learning and Performance3
EXSC 633Exercise and Physical Activity for People with Disabilities3
EXSC 640Public Health and Physical Activity3
EXSC 650Promoting Physical Activity in the Community3
EXSC 660Fitness Assessment and Programming3

Geography

Secondary Area of Study

Once the secondary (9 hours) area of study has been chosen, select the needed hours by choosing the courses listed below to fill your Degree Completion Plan.

Note: Student may not select Geography Area of Study I or Area of Study II if Supply Chain Logistics & Geography is selected

GEOG 520Historical Geography3
GEOG 630Transport Geography3
GEOG 680Military Geography3

Government

Primary and Secondary Area of Study

Once a primary (12 hours) or secondary (9 hours) area of study has been chosen, select the needed hours by choosing any courses listed below to fill your Degree Completion Plan.

Note: Students may not select more than one Area of Study from the Government discipline

Government Discipline

Criminal Justice
CJUS 500Criminal Justice Integration3
CJUS 520Administration of Justice Organizations3
CJUS 530Human Resource Management in Criminal Justice Organizations3
CJUS 550Topics and Trends in Criminal Justice3
CJUS 601Criminal Justice Program Evaluation3
CJUS 610Leadership, Ethics and Policing3
International Relations
PPOG 504Leadership, Statesmanship, and Governance3
PPOG 506Introduction to Geopolitics and International Diplomacy3
PPOG 640Middle East Law and Policy3
PPOG 641U.S. Middle East Foreign Policy3
PPOL 501Foundations of American Governance: An Introduction to Public Policy3
PPOL 631Message, Media and Political Communication3
American Government
PADM 501Fundamentals of Public Administration3
PADM 550Public Policy Analysis3
PPOG 502Economics and Public Policy3
PPOG 503Political Philosophy3
PPOG 504Leadership, Statesmanship, and Governance3
PPOG 624Presidential Leadership3
PPOL 501Foundations of American Governance: An Introduction to Public Policy3
PPOL 631Message, Media and Political Communication3

History

Primary and Secondary Area of Study

Once a primary (12 hours) or secondary (9 hours) area of study has been chosen, select the needed hours by choosing any courses listed below to fill your Degree Completion Plan.

CHHI 520History of Christianity I3
CHHI 525History of Christianity II3
CHHI 620History of Global Christianity3
HIEU 566Protestant Reformation3
HIEU 590Modern Europe3
HIUS 510American Colonial History3
HIUS 512American Revolution3
HIUS 520Civil War and Reconstruction3
HIUS 530American Christian Heritage3
HIUS 542History of American Political Parties Since 18963
HIWD 550History of Slavery and Servitude in the Western World3
HIWD 555World War II3
HIWD 560History of the Atlantic World3

Linguistics

Primary and Secondary Area of Study

Once a primary (12 hours) or secondary (9 hours) area of study has been chosen, select the needed hours by choosing any courses listed below to fill your Degree Completion Plan.

MLAN 519Second Language Acquisition3
TESL 600Introduction to TESL3
LING 630Applied Linguistics I3
LING 633Applied Linguistics II3

Mathematics

Primary and Secondary Area of Study

Once a primary (12 hours) or secondary (9 hours) area of study has been chosen, select the needed hours by choosing any courses listed below to fill your Degree Completion Plan.

Note: Students may select 12 hours for Area of Study I and 9 hours for Area of Study II

MATH 500Calculus Concepts3
MATH 505Fundamentals of Modern Geometry3
MATH 510Applied Linear Algebra3
MATH 520Abstract Algebraic Systems3
MATH 530Foundations of Multivariable Calculus3
MATH 545History of Mathematics3

Music & Worship Studies

Primary and Secondary Area of Study

Once a primary (12 hours) or secondary (9 hours) area of study has been chosen, select the needed hours by choosing any courses listed below to fill your Degree Completion Plan.

ETHM 513Anthropology of Music3
ETHM 530Worship and Culture3
ETHM 613Applied Ethnomusicology3
MUSC 510Foundations of Music Education3
MUSC 620Music in America3
MUSC 640History and Philosophy of Music Education in America3
WRSP 502History and Philosophy of Worship3
WRSP 510Biblical Foundations of Worship3
WRSP 520The Role of the Worship Leader3

Public & Community Health

Primary and Secondary Area of Study

Once a primary (12 hours) or secondary (9 hours) area of study has been chosen, select the needed hours by choosing any courses listed below to fill your Degree Completion Plan.

HLTH 500Introduction to Public Health3
HLTH 507Public Health Administration3
HLTH 509Social and Behavioral Theory Applications in Public Health3
HLTH 551Issues in Public and Community Health3
HLTH 553Grant Acquisition and Management3
HLTH 556Politics and Health Policy3
HLTH 623Cultural Aspects of Health Behavior3
HLTH 630Principles of Community Health3
HLTH 637Perspectives on Healthy Aging3
HLTH 640Principles of Nutrition3

Psychology

Primary and Secondary Area of Study

Once a primary (12 hours) or secondary (9 hours) area of study has been chosen, select the needed hours by choosing any courses listed below to fill your Degree Completion Plan.

PSYC 512Social Psychology3
PSYC 516Industrial/Organizational Psychology3
PSYC 520Psychology and Christianity3
PSYC 525Developmental Psychology3
PSYC 565Psychology of Learning3
PSYC 575Cognitive Psychology3
PSYC 620Intervention and Behavior Support3
PSYC 621Child Psychology3
PSYC 631Adolescent Psychology3
PSYC 635Adult Psychology3
PSYC 636Geropsychology3
PSYC 640Organizational Behavior and Development3
PSYC 642Human Resource Training and Development3
PSYC 644Organizational Ethics3
PSYC 648Leadership and Motivation3
PSYC 651Personnel and Performance Management3

Religion

Primary and Secondary Area of Study

Once a primary (12 hours) or secondary (9 hours) area of study has been chosen, select the needed hours by choosing any courses listed below to fill your Degree Completion Plan.

Note: Students may not select more than one Area of Study from the Religion discipline

Religion Discipline

Discipleship & Evangelism
DSMN 500Discipleship Ministries3
DSMN 520Spiritual Formation3
DSMN 610Family Discipleship3
DSMN 630Small Group Ministries3
DSMN 660Leading the Healthy, Growing, Multiplying Church3
EVAN 500Spiritual Factors of Growing Churches3
EVAN 510Evangelism and the Growing Church3
EVAN 525Contemporary Evangelism3
LEAD 620Mission, Vision, and Strategic Planning3
Global Studies
GLST 500Global Studies Survey3
GLST 525Introduction to Islam3
GLST 600Cultural Anthropology3
GLST 620History of Global Christianity3
GLST 630Current Issues in Global Studies3
GLST 650Intercultural Communication3
New Testament
NBST 515New Testament Orientation I3
NBST 516
NBST 520New Testament Orientation II3
NBST 610Hermeneutics3
NBST 620Pastoral Epistles3
NBST 680New Testament Development of Old Testament Themes3
Old Testament
OBST 515Old Testament Orientation I3
OBST 520Old Testament Orientation II3
OBST 650Genesis3
OBST 660Psalms3
OBST 661Isaiah3
OBST 680New Testament Development of Old Testament Themes3
Theology & Apologetics
APOL 500Introduction to Apologetics3
APOL 525Pluralism and World Religions3
APOL 610Miracles3
THEO 525Systematic Theology I3
THEO 530Systematic Theology II3
THEO 610Biblical Theology3

Sport Management

Primary and Secondary Area of Study

Once a primary (12 hours) or secondary (9 hours) area of study has been chosen, select the needed hours by choosing any courses listed below to fill your Degree Completion Plan.

Note: Students may not select more than one Area of Study from the Sport Management discipline

Sport Management Discipline

Outdoor Adventure Sport & Tourism Management
SMGT 611Foundations of Outdoor Adventure Sport3
SMGT 612Outdoor Adventure Programming3
SMGT 613Leadership and Administration of Outdoor Adventure Sport3
TOUR 601Current Issues and Theories for Hospitality and Tourism Management3
TOUR 602Hospitality and Tourism Marketing Strategy3
TOUR 603Sport and Event Tourism Planning And Impacts3
Sport Business & Leadership
SMGT 501Social Issues in Sport Management3
SMGT 502Sport Marketing and Public Relations3
SMGT 504Foundations of Sport Outreach3
SMGT 506Economics and Financial Management of Sport3
SMGT 631Sport Event and Facility Management3
SMGT 633Management and Leadership in Sport Organizations3
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