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MA in Interdisciplinary Studies

You could specialize and know a great deal about a single facet of the human experience. You could be a generalist and have a wide field of knowledge. Or you can be a Marylhurst MAIS graduate and benefit from both approaches.

Our MAIS curriculum will challenge you to think critically and deeply, enhancing your leadership skills and vision for life beyond graduate school.

You will explore areas of study without the confinement of typical discipline-bound graduate programs. You may opt to follow a concentrated area of professional study: gerontology, spiritual traditions or organizational and leadership studies. Or you can choose the liberal arts concentration, selecting from all MAIS seminars, to meet your personal and professional goals.

You'll find yourself in an intellectual, supportive community of teachers and learners. Our academic environment is highly interactive, with an average class size of 10 students.

We know you have a busy life — for that reason, MAIS courses are offered in a variety of formats. While a good portion of our classes are held weeknights, with occasional afternoons, we also offer weekend intensives and online classes.

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May 10, 2014

A-MAIS-ing Voices Series: Ancient Knowledge for Modern Times

With MAIS alum Carol Ferris. Join the MAIS community to share, expand and grow through a series that is part "teach-in" and part salon conversati...

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May 13, 2014

Marylhurst University Day at Mary's Woods

As part of our on-going partnership with Mary's Woods, join us for our monthly Marylhurst Day at Mary's Woods. Activities take place throughout the...

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June 07, 2014

Thesis Presentation Day: MA in Interdisciplinary Studies

Join the MAIS community for Thesis Presentation Day, celebrating the achievements of our students. The 2014 candidates for the Master of Arts in ...

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