Hiram College

Admission Process

Graduate Studies

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Admission

Step 1: Reach out to the Office of Professional and Graduate Studies and let us know about your interest in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies major. We can answer any questions you have about the program and enrollment.

Step 2: As soon as you’re ready, fill out the online application for admission.

Step 3: One of our admission counselors will reach out and let you know what additional application materials are required. Generally, students must provide:

  • An official copy of their transcript with this form included
  • Two letters of recommendation with this form included
  • A writing sample:
    • The paper must have been written in the last 5 years
    • We recommend choosing a paper where you’ve been asked to analyze an issue, draw conclusions, support an opinion or generate an argument. We’re looking for a critical analysis of a concept or issue
    • We recommend choosing a paper that is 3-5 pages in length, double-spaced, 12 point font
  • A personal essay explaining why you’d like to attend Hiram College, why you’re choosing the MAIS major, and what your goals are after graduation. The essay should be 2-4 pages in length

Step 4: After determining that you meet the minimum/basic graduate program requirements, an admission counselor will contact the Graduate Studies Council (GSC) to set up an admission interview with you.

Step 5: Following the interview, the Office of Professional and Graduate Studies will contact you regarding the admission decision. If admitted, you will be contacted by an admission counselor who will help you register for your first term of classes.