Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree
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.
About the Program
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.
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Content Area Programs (CAP) and Graduate Credit for Professional Educators (GEDU)
Students may also pursue graduate study through Hiram’s Content Area Programs (CAP) and Graduate Credit for Professional Educators (GEDU) program. Both sets of coursework are offered through the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program. Graduate credits can be counted toward the elective coursework in the MAIS program or may be pursued independently.
Jeff Swenson, Ph.D.
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