Integrative Studies is a multidisciplinary field of study that allows you to study the things you’re most passionate about. Combining theoretical perspectives from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities, the Integrative Studies program teaches you to understand complex problems, while enhancing your research and communications skills. You’ll develop the ability to think critically, research complex problems and write about these problems using graduate level academic writing standards. When you’re trained in multiple disciplines with skill sets in two or more areas, you’ll find yourself more marketable in a variety of emerging fields.
The Master of Arts with a Major in Integrative Studies (MAIS) is all about meshing your interests with your career. All fall and spring semester courses in this program are 16 weeks long. Summer session courses are eight weeks long. When you are admitted into the program, you will be assigned an advisor who creates an individualized graduation plan. This plan will help organize and identify the courses you need for your degree.
The MAIS program can be customized to meet your specific career goals. The degree offers the following four tracks so you can choose the track that is most appealing to you:
*Note: The Self-Design track is for the study of a topic not available elsewhere. Due to the individually tailored custom course development that is required for the Self-Design track, the program is highly selective for exceptional students with strong academic backgrounds. The proposed topic of study must be deemed to be supportable for development by the College of Professional and Continuing Studies. No transfer credits are allowed, and the writing of a master’s thesis is required. This track has very limited admissions.
Online programs are an investment in each student’s future, and OU makes every effort to see that each qualified candidate is able to attend. Current students use many types of financing to cover their expenses such as Financial Aid. To learn more, please fill out the form above to speak with one of our enrollment counselors.
The MAIS program tuition is $22,605 ($685/credit hour).*
*Program rate is pending approval by Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
**Oklahoma residents applying for the Spring or Summer 2022 semester will receive a one-semester partial tuition waiver.
STEP ONE: Complete Online Application Form
You can start an online application here. As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application.
STEP TWO: Provide Your Supporting Materials
The online MAIS program requires the following supporting materials:
Once all required materials have been received, your application file will be sent to our Admissions Committee.
STEP THREE: Review and Evaluation
The review process takes two to three weeks and admitted students will receive communication as soon as an official decision has been rendered. Post-acceptance next steps will be provided to admitted students at this time.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
No one knows more about what you want from a university than the people who have already gone through the process—our graduates. Read what our alumni have to say about our programs, and you’ll see why so many nontraditional students choose the OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies as their first step toward a better career.
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