The Master of Arts with a Major in Integrative Studies can be customized to meet your specific career goals. Choose from tracks in Archaeoastronomy, Diversity, Interdisciplinary Research Methods, Volunteerism and Social Entrepreneurship, and a Self-Design* option to ensure your degree is matched to your goals and interests.

Archaeoastronomy Track

  • Introduction and Research Methods for Archaeoastronomy
  • Archaeoastronomy of Chaco Canyon and Cahokia
  • Latin American Archaeoastronomy
  • Archaeoastronomy Elective Course

Diversity Track

  • Cultural Communication in Leadership
  • Global Challenges in Leadership
  • Addressing Diversity in the United States
  • Diversity Elective (three hours)

Interdisciplinary Research Methods Track

  • Ethnographic Field Research and Writing
  • Literature Review Development
  • Quantitative Research Methods for Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies

Self-Design Track

  • Course developed for Self-Design topic (three hours)
  • Course developed for Self-Design topic (three hours)
  • Course developed for Self-Design topic (three hours)
  • Course developed for Self-Design topic (three hours)

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Transfer Credits

Students can transfer credits into the master’s program, as long as they meet the following requirements:

  • Credit hours have not been previously applied toward another degree
  • Credit hours are not more than five years old at the time of completion of the OU degree
  • Grade of an A, B or S on a 4.0 scale
  • The credits are for graduate-level courses
  • Transfer credits are not accepted for the Self-Design track.


*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 PACS. No transfer credits are allowed, and the writing of a Master’s thesis is required. This track has very limited admissions.