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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.
Interdisciplinary Research Methods Track
Volunteerism and Social Entrepreneurship Track
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
Research for Master’s Thesis
Intro to Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies
Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies
Quantitative Research Methods for Interdisciplinary Studies
Qualitative Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies
This program creates strong leaders that harness cultural differences, and gathers perspectives from across age groups and socioeconomic backgrounds while adapting to constant change.
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.
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.
Tuition for the online program is $22,605* for the entire program. Fees associated with the program are included in this cost. Books and materials are additional.
Once accepted into the program, students are required to submit a $350 non-refundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class.
STEP ONE: Complete Online Application Form
You can start an online application here. As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application.
STEP TWO: Provide Your Supporting Materials
The online MAIS program requires the following supporting materials:
Once all required materials have been received, your application file will be sent to our Admissions Committee.
STEP THREE: Review and Evaluation
The review process takes two to three weeks and admitted students will receive communication as soon as an official decision has been rendered. Post-acceptance next steps will be provided to admitted students at this time.
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.
If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please contact the Online Aid office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling at 405-325-2929.