Integrative Studies, M.A.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 33

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 33

Program Code: M574

Thesis Option

Required Courses
LSTD 5003Introduction to Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies3
LSTD 5013Interdisciplinary Foundations3
LSTD 5043Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies3
Required Integrated Study Courses
LSIS 5113Critical Readings in Interdisciplinary Studies3
LSIS 5133Advanced Interdisciplinary Foundations3
Thesis
LSTD 5980Research for Master's Thesis6
Intregrated Studies Tracks
All students will select one of the following tracks for 12 hours (4 courses) of concentrated study: 12
Total Credit Hours33

Non-Thesis Option

Required Courses
LSTD 5003Introduction to Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies3
LSTD 5013Interdisciplinary Foundations3
LSTD 5043Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies3
Required Integrated Study Courses
LSIS 5113Critical Readings in Interdisciplinary Studies3
LSIS 5133Advanced Interdisciplinary Foundations3
Completion
Choose 6 hours of advanced coursework as approved by the program's lead faculty member and the Graduate Liaison6
Intregrated Studies Tracks
All students will select one of the following tracks for 12 hours (4 courses) of concentrated study: 12
Total Credit Hours33

Diversity Track (Concentration code: Q184)

LSAL 5343Cultural Communication in Leadership3
LSAL 5413Global Challenges in Leadership3
LSIS 5203Diversity and Leadership in the United States3
Diversity Elective Course3
Total Credit Hours12

Interdisciplinary Research Methods Track (Concentration Code: Q379)

LSIS 5033Ethnographic Field Research and Writing3
LSIS 5093Literature Review Development3
LSTD 5073Quantitative Research Methods for Interdisciplinary Studies3
LSTD 5083Qualitative Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies3
Total Credit Hours12

Self-Design Track (Concentration Code: Q614)

Self-Design Elective Courses12
Total Credit Hours12

Volunteerism & Social Entrepreneurship Track (Concentration Code: Q694)

LSIS 5313Volunteering in the 21st Century3
LSIS 5333Volunteer Program Development3
LSIS 5373Volunteer Management3
Volunteerism Elective Course3
Total Credit Hours12

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 32 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.