About this program
The College of Individualized Studies is offering a Master of Arts (MA) or a Master of Science (MS) in Individualized Studies. The MA/MS is a student-centered, individualized, interdisciplinary graduate program designed for individuals who have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree and are looking to design a graduate program that is designed to meet their specific educational goals.
Admitted students start with the IDST 600 Planning and Research course and then move through a series of courses or other learning strategies, offered through other graduate programs at the university, to explore specific topics and issues drawn from several disciplines. Students’ programs culminate in the IDST 699 Individualized Studies Capstone course in which they create major research projects or thesis that align with their personal educational goals and build on the coursework they have completed.
The degree awarded will be a MA, or MS depending on a student’s focus area. This distinction can be determined through student and faculty consultations in the IDST 600 course, though a final decision may be made at a later time.