About Our Interdisciplinary Studies Program

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Move Across Disciplines and Propose Your Curriculum

Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies at Eastern MennoniteEstablished on the principle that solving problems and producing knowledge in the 21st century often requires crossing disciplinary boundaries, the student is an active participant in proposing a curriculum that supports an individualized and scholastically rigorous academic goal while customizing coursework to their specific areas of interest.

Students may choose classes from the existing curriculum within our graduate programs, in an undergraduate course with a master’s-level syllabus, through the creation of new classes within a graduate program, or directed studies with faculty offering mentoring and training in an area of expertise.

Interdisciplinary Studies Program Highlights

  • A 36-hour program that offers an individualized curriculum created by the student, overseen by a faculty advisor from university faculty appropriate to the course of study.
  • Customize your curriculum from over 100 courses.

Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies at Eastern Mennonite

Customize a master’s degree from these areas of concentration:

Business administration
Christian leadership
Conflict transformation
Nonprofit leadership and social entrepreneurship
Nursing leadership
Organizational leadership
Restorative justice
Transformational leadership

  • Choose an advisor from our long list of outstanding faculty to shepherd you through your program. Learn more about our graduate program core values.
  • Finish the degree in as little as 24 months, attending classes part time


For more info about the MAIS or to apply online, contact Stephanie Whitson, Director of Graduate Admissions, at 540-432-4027 or stephanie.whitson@emu.edu

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