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Why Pursue a Master's Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies?

This stackable program is open to students from all academic backgrounds and allows you to design a degree plan that builds on personal interests, academic strengths, and career opportunities. With over 35 certificate options and hundreds of combinations available, the degree plan pairs graduate certificates in two academic disciplines that enrich your marketable skills and allows you to make your Multidisciplinary Studies degree uniquely yours.

Customize Your Multidisciplinary Studies Degree

This program allows students to combine two graduate certificates across disciplines to create a custom degree plan. Educators, for example, might combine graduate certificates in higher education administration and program evaluation and applied research to create the perfect degree to become competitive candidates for administrative roles in either higher education or education-based nonprofits or government agencies. Explore graduate certificate options available for an MA or MS in Multidisciplinary Studies.

MA / MS Multidisciplinary Studies Pathways

MA Path (Master of Arts)

Pair two graduate certificates from the list below, or one from the MS Path and MA Path to earn a MA degree in Multidisciplinary Studies. If you would like to pursue this route, please apply for the “MA in Multidisciplinary Studies” degree on the graduate admissions application.


Graduate Certificates


MA Degree Options


MS Degree Options

Admission & Application Requirements

Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.

Multidisciplinary Studies (MA or MS)
  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution. Degree should be in the fields related to the certificate programs of interest.
  Minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) Departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours
  Coursework 18 credit hours in an area related to this graduate degree and at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level.
  Transcripts* Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
  Credential Evaluation Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions. Submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
  English Language Proficiency 550 TOEFL Paper / 79 TOEFL Internet / 6.5 IELTS / Duolingo 100
  Resume Required
*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however, if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.
Apply 2024-25 Application

Application Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation, if applicable, must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.

Multidisciplinary Studies (MA or MS)
Timing on Admission Decision: Students can expect to hear back on an admission decision within 4 to 6 weeks after the posted deadline.
Application Deadlines for: Priority International Domestic
Fall 2024 June 1 August 1
Spring 2025 October 1 December 1
Summer 2025 Not Available Not Available

Funding Opportunities


Career Options

UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. The possible careers below is data pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls information from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program.

Courses available for this program will vary based on each student’s selection of graduate certificates. Depending on selected graduate certificates, students will take courses at UTSA’s main or downtown campuses or online.

Michael Newell, PhD

Graduate Advisor of Record

Michael Newell, PhD