Graduate Programs


Customize an individualized Interdisciplinary Studies master's degree to match your goals.  

The University of Toledo has thoughtfully designed this graduate program — one of the only ones in the region — to meet the diverse needs and challenges of non-traditional, adult learners. We welcome graduate students of all ages, backgrounds and careers. 

We recognize that many of our graduate students are already in established careers. Our graduate program is flexible and individualized. 

We seek to provide an intellectually challenging and academically rigorous education. The M.I.S. program encourages interdisciplinary thinking and respects diverse philosophical and methodological approaches to knowledge.  

For more information on the master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, contact the program director, Jerry Van Hoy, at 419.530.7257 or email

Top Reasons to Study Interdisciplinary studies at UToledo

  1. Create your own path.
    Enroll full time or part time to earn your individualized graduate degree in two-to-three years. Attend evening and weekend classes on campus or online classes any time to balance college with other priorities. 
  2. Maximum flexibility.
    • Larger and more flexible than many other programs within UToledo and at other top, public universities in Ohio and across the country 
    • Dozens of accredited, graduate-level, online courses across UToledo's departments on a variety of current and interesting topics 
    • Available 100% online or in a combination of online and face-to-face classes 
  3. Save time and money.
    Earn your master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a graduate certificate at the same time. No additional classes are necessary if you take elective courses from UToledo’s graduate certificate programs — Women’s and Gender studiesGerontologyDiversityPeace Education and more. 
  4. Get a head start.
    Students currently enrolled in UToledo's liberal studies bachelor's program can enroll in up to nine semester-hours of graduate courses. Students may then apply those credit hours to their B.A. and M.I.S. degrees.  
  5. Student-centered faculty.
    UToledo's dedicated faculty members across all UToledo's 11 academic colleges participate in the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies program. They serve as course instructors, thesis and project committee members and academic advisors. 


What jobs can I get with an interdisciplinary studies degree?

Whatever your path, the master's degree program in Interdisciplinary Studies helps you acquire or improve valuable skills — everything from critical thinking and self-direction to research and integrative approaches.  

Use your master's degree to advance in your current job, find a new career or pursue a doctoral degree.  






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Last Updated: 8/21/23