Graduate programs

Interdisciplinary Studies M.A.T./M.S.T.

The College offers the degrees of Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Science in Teaching with a major in English (M.A.T. only), social science, mathematics, science, science/biology, science/chemistry, and science/geology.

See University master’s degree requirements. Major requirements are:

Social Science

The student’s program must include a minimum of 45 credits in approved graduate credits, to include a minimum of 30 credits in the social science area (economics, geography, history, political science, and sociology), and at least 9 but not more than 15 credits in education courses. Of the minimum 30 credits in social sciences, 12 credits must be earned in each of two fields of concentration; a maximum of 12 combined credits may be in courses numbered 501 and 505. Students electing the thesis option must take a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 9 credits of 503. With consent of the adviser, the two fields may be within a single social science department.

Students may elect a thesis or nonthesis (two research papers or equivalent) program. The adviser, in cooperation with an appropriate faculty member, will establish standards for thesis and research paper requirements for students working in more than one department. All students, whether in a thesis or nonthesis program, must satisfactorily complete the course of study and pass both written and final oral examinations in both the social science fields of study as well as in education.


In consultation with the graduate adviser, the student should establish the degree program before the completion of 15 credits of course-work. The program must include a minimum of 45 credits in approved graduate courses, to include a minimum of 24 credits in the science area (biology, chemistry, geology, mathematical sciences, and physics). At least 9, but not more than 15 credits, must be in education courses. In order to fulfill requirements for the degree, the student must satisfactorily complete the degree program and pass both a final written and a final oral examination.