Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies


The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) degree is a flexible graduate program that allows you to design academic study around topics of interest to suit your career goals.

The degree is limited only by your intellectual interests. Through this program, you can combine courses from UT Dallas’ eight schools or delve into an area of interest.

A full-time student can complete the MAIS degree in one year. Part-time students should allow two years to complete this program. Internships are an encouraged part of the MAIS degree plan and may be completed for academic credit.

Program Information

School: School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Program: Interdisciplinary Studies

Catalog page: MA

MA in Interdisciplinary Studies Fact Sheet

MA in Interdisciplinary Studies Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Test score required: Yes

Verbal plus quantitative GRE score of 295 (or equivalent examination) is advisable.

Letters of recommendation: 3

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.

Other application requirements:

Minimum grade average of B required


Ahnna Peavey
Administrative Services Officer
Graduate Program
Office - HH 2.810

Dr. Jillian Duquaine-Watson 
MAIS Program Head
Office - HH 2.122 

School of Interdisciplinary Studies 
The University of Texas at Dallas, HH30
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Salary Information

The Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Occupational Outlook Handbook are great resources for detailed salary information.



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