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Admission Requirements

  • Application for admissions to the MAIS program with non-refundable fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Statement of intent
    The personal letter is your opportunity to describe your background, interests and aspirations. Describe your reasons for pursuing graduate study and why the MAIS program at Marylhurst University interests you.

  • Writing sample
    Your writing sample should demonstrate your current scholarly ability, preferably related to the area(s) of study you wish to pursue. It will be assessed on these criteria:
    • The paper is 7-10 pages in length
    • A thesis is developed and supported by reliable sources
    • Critical thought has been used to address an issue
    • The argument is well organized and well articulated
    • Sources are acknowledged, using a consistent citation style (MLA or APA)
    • A references or works cited list appears at the end

  • Two letters of reference
    Please start the online application process as you will be requesting  recommendation letters through it. Your references will receive an email to fill out and submit an online recommendation form. Please indicate, as soon as possible, who the letter requests should be sent to. References from individuals acquainted with your potential for in graduates studies will be required. References from faculty members are preferred. Professional references are acceptable for applicants with substantial work experience. References from family members and personal acquaintances should not be sent.
  • Personal interview
  • Proof of measles immunization - required for students taking 9 or more credits per term (download form)

If you are a self-directed person who appreciates the value of a liberal arts perspective you are an ideal candidate. We are seeking students of top academic ability who will benefit from the broad nature of the MA in Interdisciplinary Studies program and contribute to the university learning community.

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March 27, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Pacific Northwest Region AARSBL Conference

Annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Region of the Academy of American Religion, Society of Biblical Literature and the American Schools of Orie...

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April 06, 2015

New Careers to Support Health and Creativity Across the Lifespan

Careers in Aging Week. A panel discussion on new careers to support health and creativity across the lifespan is being jointly presented by Marylhu...

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April 11, 2015

A-MAIS-ing Voices Series: Dance Movement as Meditation

With MAIS alum Susan Cazier. This workshop will consist of a brief history of dance and how dance movement can lead to holistic wellness. Also, hea...

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