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A custom Master's degree to meet your professional and personal goals. 

The online Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.) program has a flexible design. This program is geared toward adult learners interested in attaining a graduate degree tailored to meet their unique educational goals and interests as well as skilled workers looking to facilitate career advancement. A student may choose to enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. There are numerous online course options in business, administration, education, and health services administration.

The M.A.I.S. program requires a minimum of 32 credit hours, with 50 percent of the program at the 700 level or above. The program of study is comprised of two or three disciplines (9-12 credit hours each). In addition to the required disciplines, the program of study must include a three credit research methods/statistics course and at least one credit of applied learning.

Admission Requirements

Application requirements can be found at Graduate School Admission Requirements and include:

  1. Completed Graduate Application
    Apply Online
  2. $35 application fee
  3. One official transcript verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree and previous graduate credit earned
  4. Three letters of recommendation
    Letter of Recommendation Form
  5. Statement of Purpose
  6. Additional requirements exist for international applicants. For more information, visit International Admission Requirements

For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to Interdisciplinary Studies in the current graduate catalog.

For more information about the online Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, contact USD Online at 800-233-7937 or by e-mail at

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