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Integrative Studies


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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



    100% Online

Admission Deadline:

   December 16, 2020

Next Start Date:

    January 2021



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.


An Investment in Your Future

Online programs are an investment in each student’s future, and OU makes every effort to see that each qualified candidate is able to attend. Current students use many types of financing to cover their expenses such as Financial Aid. To learn more, please fill out the form above to speak with one of our enrollment counselors.

In-state tuition is $274.30 per credit hour, out-of-state tuition is $885.10 per credit hour. In addition, there are mandatory fees of $163 per credit hour for services provided by the college. 

Program Details

The first step to getting your graduate degree from OU Extended Campus is to apply for admission. After making sure you meet the admissions criteria, you are ready to apply.

STEP 1: Review Program Requirements

Graduate programs may have additional application requirements depending on which program you choose. Please review the requirements for specific degree programs here.

STEP 2: Prepare Application Materials

STEP 3: Complete Online Application and Pay Application Fee

Complete the online graduate application form and pay the non-refundable $50 application processing fee. As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. Your application will be reviewed when it is complete and all required materials have been received.

Step 4: Be Admitted and Enroll

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.



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