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Degree Requirements

MA in Interdisciplinary Studies

51-55 quarter credits

Foundation Courses - 9 credits

Introduction to Scholarly Inquiry

Choose two or more of the following:
Community: Theory & Practice
Science, Ethics & Public Policy
Art & Cultural Transformation
Ways of Knowing: Studies in Literature & Spirituality
Enduring Questions
Social Justice

Concentration Seminars - 18 credits

Choose one of the following concentrations:
Gerontology
Liberal Arts
Organizational & Leadership Studies
Spiritual Traditions

Electives - 9 credits

Electives can be any MAIS seminar that is not part of student's required courses.

Thesis Courses - 15 - 19 credits

Thesis 1 
Thesis 2
Thesis 3
Thesis Continuation
Thesis Completion

Post-Course Requirements

Presentation of thesis at Thesis Presentation Day

Two bound and signed copies & CD copy delivered to department chair

Please see current Marylhurst University Catalog for complete information.

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Carol Ferris Published in International Journal

Carol Ferris, MA in Interdisciplinary Studies alum, published a feature article in the November/December 2014 issue of the International Journal of the Astrological Association of Great Britain.

Jackie Barretta Authors Book on Emotions in Business

Jackie Barretta, master's in interdisciplinary studies alum, published a book titled Primal Teams: Harnessing the Power of Emotions to Fuel Extraordinary Performance in October 2014.

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February 12, 2015

Gero-Punk Salon

Join Jennifer Sasser, Ph.D., Gero-Punk Project founder, for an evening of engaging discussion. In her words, "To be a gero-punk is to bravely and c...

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February 14, 2015

A-MAIS-ing Voices Series: Loving Yourself into the Perfect Job

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

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February 27, 2015

A Tale of Blatant Neglect

Elders and people with disabilities experience high rates of mental health and chemical dependency problems, yet they remain virtually ignored by m...

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