The Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Studies is cohort-based and delivered over a year to accommodate busy working professionals. Beginning in the Summer term students will complete four courses over the academic year (for a total of four 3-unit courses).
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply for admission into the Graduate Diploma in Interdisciplinary Studies. Graduate Diploma holders will be eligible to apply for admission into the MEd Interdisciplinary Studies degree.
In year 1 applicants will select one of the Interdisciplinary topics offered that admission year to earn a Graduate Certificate. In year 2 applicants will select one of the Interdisciplinary topics offered that admission year to earn a Graduate Diploma. In year 1 and 2 students may select topics similar in subject content or diversify and choose topics in completely different subject areas. In year 3, students will complete the third, and culminating topic, Educational Research, which is necessary to fulfill requirements for the MEd, Interdisciplinary degree.
The study area of the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma parchments will state Interdisciplinary Studies.