Graduate Studies

Whether you’ve recently earned your undergraduate degree or have been out of college for some time, earning a master’s degree from Hiram College can help you to achieve your goals.

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Advance Your Knowledge and Career

The MAIS degree allows you to focus on the content area of your choice and explore how it intersects with other disciplines.

Founded in 2004, Hiram College’s Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) program has long provided students from a variety of academic backgrounds a graduate education grounded in interdisciplinary and the liberal arts.

The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program at Hiram College has a long tradition of fostering imaginative and critically reflective approaches to complex, expansive problems within an interdisciplinary learning and research community. The program has as its primary goal the need to equip students with knowledge, critical skills, and sensibilities crucial for addressing complex and multi-faceted questions in life and work. At the curricular center of this program is Leadership in the Liberal Arts, coursework that builds on the strengths of the interdisciplinary structure and flexibility of the program while giving a clear focus and direction to students. Advanced coursework in other disciplines is also offered.


Step 1: Complete your application online. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to contact us.

Step 2: Submit the following documents:

  • An official copy of your college/university transcript.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • A statement of purpose (recommended but not required)
  • A writing sample (recommended but not required)

If additional materials are required, one of our admission representatives will contact you shortly after submission.

Step 3: Check your email for an admission decision notification! 

Step 4: Submit your intent to enroll form to reserve your spot. It can be found in your application portal in the upper right hand corner of your Admission Letter. You will be contacted by an academic advisor who will help you register for your first term of classes.

*International students are not eligible for our MAIS Program. 


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