Interested in a degree that combines three or more subjects?

Multidisciplinary: study involving a range of three disciplines or content areas

A logical selection of courses across multiple disciplines in the student’s areas of interest.

A total of 36 credits balanced across a minimum of three disciplines with a minimum of 9 credits in each; program of study to be designed in consultation with academic advisors in each of the disciplines (one advisor may serve as primary advisor).


  • At least 9 credits of research seminars at the graduate level, with at least one seminar in each of three disciplines
  • One masters-level research/analysis project of at least one semester and a minimum of 3 credits
  • Up to three courses (9–12 credits) may be taken at the undergraduate level to incorporate a discipline or field in which the student has limited undergraduate training, with the permission of the relevant academic departments and the coordinator of Liberal Studies
  • The program of study must be clearly and logically defined and must be approved by the relevant academic departments and the coordinator of Liberal Studies

A Sample Curriculum: Multidisciplinary
(Storytelling, Media, and Culture)

Film, Animation, and Visual Narrative

  • FLM 5020, Semiotics and Cinema
  • FLM 6010, Theory of Cinema (Research Seminar)
  • ART 5710, Visual Narrative
  • ARH 5710, History of Animation and American Illustration

Culture, Storytelling, and Media

  • ANT 5030, Comparative Cultures
  • ANT 5310, Myth, Magic & Religion (Research Seminar)
  • HIS 5280, The History of the American Recording Industry

Literature and Cultural Studies

  • ENG 5135, Writing Lyric: Form and Theory
  • ENG 5250, Myths and Mythologies
  • ENG 5255, Folklore, Fairytales, and Children’s Literature
  • ENG 5450, Issues in British Literature and Culture 1750-present: Novel and the City (Research Seminar)

Masters Thesis

  • ENG 6910, Master Thesis


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