Do you have a desire to create your own unique area of inquiry? Do you strive to challenge and defy the traditional boundaries of university study? The YorkU Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Studies offers prospective students the opportunity to propose one’s own path to learning.
An MA in Interdisciplinary Studies provides an opportunity to pursue independent, innovative interdisciplinary research that bridges three disciplinary categories.
Graduate students in Interdisciplinary Studies work closely with three scholars from three different disciplines related to your research topic and join a small group of high-achieving students with a wide range of scholarly interests and perspectives.
You'll have the option to propose an area of inquiry/research project and choose scholarly lenses from an intriguing range of interdisciplinary disciplines, creating combinations that embrace the fine arts, sciences, health, social sciences, Engineering, humanities, law and more!
A scholarly thesis (of approximately 120 pages) and oral defence represent the culmination of 2 years FT or 3 years PT study. Some students opt to augment their written scholarship with a creative component which has included a novel, e-book, a fine art exhibit, photography, film, a smart app, etc. This too, is something to discuss with the Director.