Nearly 50 Years of Successfully Combining Academic Rigour and Flexibility! The YorkU MA in Interdisciplinary Studies—one of the first formalized graduate programs in Canada—enables highly motivated students to study within three distinct disciplines in order to deeply explore a particular problem or phenomenon.
Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) is as unique as the students who seek us out! The structure we set out below is meant to enable a combination of academic rigour and flexibility. Each IS student’s vision of an intellectual and/or creative project is an individualized programme of study and research, which is not predetermined by departmental or disciplinary expectation.
To earn the Interdisciplinary Studies MA degree students are required to accumulate 18 graduate course credits, write a thesis proposal, participate in IS programme workshops, present a colloquium on research in progress, complete a thesis and defend it at oral examination. Applicants may choose the 2-year programme of study and research as full-time students or the 3-year part-time option.
The Graduate Programme in Interdisciplinary Studies at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Programme Administrator to learn more.