The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program at Prescott College allows students to explore topics of personal interest and passion in multidisciplinary ways that grow knowledge, skills, abilities, values, and ways of being. Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies offers a number of unique opportunities:
- Students can take existing graduate courses offered in other programs and/or create their own individualized courses (mentored or independent study).
- Only two courses are required besides the Capstone.
- Students can designate a specialized emphasis area. Emphasis areas can be:
- based on other PC master’s programs (e.g., Critical Psychology, Food Systems, Resilient & Sustainable Communities);
- broad in nature (e.g., Holistic Health, Philosophy, Mathematics); or
- highly specific (e.g., Sound Healing, Archetypes & Cultural Memes, Four-Dimensional Spacetime)
This degree offers you endless opportunity to individualize what is studied and to customize the degree title. -Prescott College Student
ECOSA emphasis area:
- Prescott College’s ECOSA term can be taken for graduate credit and provides the student with a completed MA in Interdisciplinary Studies emphasis area in Regenerative Ecological Design.
- ECOSA semester allows students to gain hands-on experience designing with nature to find solutions to global issues. Students develop and hone their skills in project planning, self-discipline, collaboration, creativity, and the design process as they work individually and in diverse groups on multiple design challenges; including projects that engage actual clients, real sites and real budgets. From constructing a scaled sculpture model to presenting design solutions to a real-life client, projects are a hands-on way of applying what you’ve learned and are an important part of the portfolio you will create.