Graduate Studies

interdisciplinary studies
Individually created Master's degree programs. 
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The SUNY Fredonia Sport Management program is not accepting applicants who wish to use Sport Management as a component in the Interdisciplinary Studies degree program until further notice

Interdisciplinary Studies applications that do not include a Sport Management component will still be accepted.

Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies offers two degrees, the Master of Arts and the Master of Science. These individually created degree programs are designed specifically for highly motivated, self-directed students whose personal, educational or career goals require programs that are not found within the traditional graduate boundaries of a single discipline.

Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Students must select graduate level course work from at least two academic disciplines for this degree program. No more than 15 credit hours of the required course work may be taken in a single department unless the Associate Vice President of Graduate Studies & Research approves a written request for 18 credit hours. At the time of acceptance, an academic advisor will be appointed, and it is imperative that a student working toward an interdisciplinary degree confer with his/her advisor regularly. The advisor and the Associate Vice President of Graduate Studies must approve all changes to the initial proposal.

Because student programs are individually designed, the capstone research effort, a topic or project explored in depth as part of INDS 690, is tailored to integrate previous learning and related career experience with professional and personal goals. This concentrated study can follow the traditional research pattern of a thesis with 6 credit hours earned in INDS 690 and INDS 691, or it can employ more innovative forms and methods, but in each case, a student is required to conduct research and demonstrate its value by presenting a documented literature review of the focused topic.

Additional information and program planning assistance is available through the Graduate Studies Office.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree at an accredited institution with an overall GPA of at least 2.5. Undergraduate and/or previous graduate transcripts should reveal adequate preparation in selected disciplines to meet graduate course prerequisites.
  • Two-part Interdisciplinary Studies proposal form. Part I of this form requires the applicant to provide an explanation of the proposed program; Part II asks for both a proposed program topic or title and a list of graduate courses at the 500- and/or 600-level that will constitute the entire 30 credit-hour program.
  • A completed graduate application.

 

Forms

 

Additional Resources

Wendy Dunst

Dr. Kevin Kearns, Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies & Research


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