Fully Customize Your Graduate Degree Program With an Interdisciplinary Focus
The online Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies is an individualized graduate degree program designed to allow students to advance their professional knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the needs of today’s ever-changing and multi-faceted workplace.
At CSU Global, we understand that students need to earn credentials that can immediately be applied to a promotion or new position. While completing a graduate certificate is a milestone, a degree that builds upon the foundation of a certificate offers greatly expanded opportunities for career success. Organizations will appreciate employees with a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, as this program can be tailored to fit specific industry niches. Overall, this program will allow students to complete additional courses in a program or field resulting in an individualized master’s degree in liberal arts or integrative studies.
What is Unique About This Program?
STACK PRIOR COURSEWORK – Apply your prior graduate coursework to a degree program.
CUSTOMIZED PROGRAM OPTIONS – You design a program that best helps you achieve your goals.
GRADUATE IN 1 YEAR OR LESS – There are options to complete the program in 12 months or less.
ACCELERATE YOUR LEARNING – Courses are taught in eight-week terms.
The Master of Interdisciplinary Professional Studies curriculum is an answer for nontraditional students seeking to best leverage and design a custom degree program that meets their future needs. Throughout the program, students will develop in the following areas: leveraging diverse perspectives; interdisciplinary thinking; decision-making; communication; ethical reasoning; and problem-solving.
Graduates of the CSU Global online M.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree will be able to:
- Advance strategic goals shared between and within communities and organizations.
- Synthesize data across disciplines to address challenges encountered by an organization and/or society.
- Convey information using multiple technologies and media.
- Cultivate ethical and diverse approaches to problem-solving.
As a not-for-profit public university, our goal at CSU Global is to make your online tuition cost as affordable as possible. We offer low-cost online degree tuition rates without taking anything away from the quality of the education you receive. We also lock in that low tuition rate with our tuition guarantee, and we provide additional discounted tuition rates for members of the armed forces and employees of our corporate affiliate partners.
Learn more about CSU Global tuition rates and explore financial aid options available that can help cover the cost of your education.
Frequently Asked Questions
Recent trends in graduate education are focused on creating opportunities for students to pursue interdisciplinary studies degree programs. A CSU Global Master of Interdisciplinary Studies degree emphasizes the skills that today’s employers want. The Education Advisory Board recognizes that “...experts predict, master’s degrees will account for nearly a third of all degrees awarded. This new growth will come primarily from professional master’s programs…”.
Yes, there are two required courses to complete the Master of Interdisciplinary Professional Studies. Students must take two of the following four courses: BUS-500: Foundations of Business or RES-501: Fundamentals of Research and Writing, or ORG-502: Effective Organizations – Theory and Practice or any capstone course (with program director approval) in addition to completing or transferring 24 more credit hours.
Interdisciplinary programs produce graduates who can think, problem-solve, decide, and act in ways that take into account more than just one discipline’s approach. By its very nature, this broad approach takes into account differing perspectives to focus on comprehensive and holistic solutions to the complex challenges facing local, national, and global communities.
CSU Global's M.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies program costs $500 per credit for a total of $15,000 for the 30-credit program.
There are many factors to consider when addressing the difficulty in obtaining an online higher-level degree. The time you invest and the level of dedication you give to your studies will equate to a better learning experience and educational outcomes. CSU Global's online Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies is rigorous and demanding enough to thoroughly prepare you for a successful career in a variety of fields, and being 100% online offers the ability to establish your own pace. Our faculty are here to support you along the way.
This program is still pending approval for use with VA benefits. While the request has been submitted to the VA, approval has not yet been granted. If you are registering for the Fall A term, you may not be able to use your benefits. We anticipate that future terms will not be affected. Please contact the enrollment department for more information at enroll [at] csuglobal.edu.
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