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$685 C/H*



 *Program rate is pending approval by Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

**Oklahoma residents applying for the Spring 2022 semester will receive a one-semester partial tuition waiver.



Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

College of Professional and Continuing Studies


Explore What You're Passionate About

The Master of Arts with a Major in Integrative Studies (MAIS) is all about meshing your interests with your career. When you’re trained in multiple disciplines with skillsets in two or more areas, you’ll find yourself more marketable in a variety of emerging fields. More importantly, the MAIS program can be customized to meet your specific career goals.

The degree offers tracks in Diversity, Interdisciplinary Research Methods, Volunteerism and Social Entrepreneurship, and a Self-Design* track. You can choose the track that is most appealing to you.

*Note: Due to the customization required for the Self-Design track, only a small number of qualified applicants can be accepted into this track each year.

The Master of Arts with a Major in Integrative Studies is a program designed to accommodate working adults. When you are admitted into the program, you will be assigned an advisor who creates an individual graduation plan. This plan will help organize and identify the courses you need for your degree.

Degree Topics

  • Research methods in interdisciplinary studies
  • Interdisciplinary studies foundations
  • Cultural communication in leadership
  • Addressing diversity in the United States
  • Volunteering in the 21st century
  • Volunteer management

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

Volunteerism and Social Entrepreneurship Track

  • Volunteering in the 21st Century
  • Volunteer Program Development
  • Volunteer Management
  • Volunteerism Elective (three hours)

Self-Design Track

  • Self-Design Elective Course (three hours)
  • Self-Design Elective Course (three hours)
  • Self-Design Elective Course (three hours)
  • Self-Design Elective Course (three hours)

Course sequence:

    Cultural Communications in Leadership

    Global Challenges in Leadership

    Ethnographic Field Research and Writing

    Literature Review Development

    Critical Readings in Interdisciplinary Studies

    Advanced Interdisciplinary Foundations

    Addressing Diversity in the United States

    Volunteering in the 21st Century

    Volunteer Program Development

    Volunteer Management

    Research for Master’s Thesis

    Intro to Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies

    Interdisciplinary Foundations

    Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies

    Quantitative Research Methods for Interdisciplinary Studies

    Qualitative Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies



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Admission Deadline:

    Rolling Admissions

Program Start Terms:

    Fall, Spring and Summer



Lead in Today's World

This program creates strong leaders that harness cultural differences, and gathers perspectives from across age groups and socioeconomic backgrounds while adapting to constant change.


Strong Career Growth

With courses that include interdisciplinary research methods, cultural communication in leadership, addressing diversity in the United States and quantitative and qualitative research methods, an Integrative Studies master’s degree from OU is a flexible degree that prepares you to succeed in a number of emerging fields.


Academic Excellence

OU’s graduate school experience is built on the idea that our world-class faculty are mixed with professors of practice to provide valuable instruction in a high-quality online learning environment.


Program Details

To apply to the online Master of Construction Business, students must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or appropriate international equivalent).

Students should have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in undergraduate studies, and have a minimum of three years work experience in the built environment.

To apply, students must:

  • Complete the online application at
  • Submit a current resume
  • Provide official college transcripts from all institutions
  • Submit a personal statement
  • International students must demonstrate English proficiency

Applicants may be required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), depending on their work experience and prior education. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed individually.

The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before the start of classes. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks from the time a completed application is submitted.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form above and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page. 

In general, University Tuition Waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs or courses. This includes, but is not limited to, Graduate Assistant Tuition Waivers and faculty/staff waivers. 

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