The Interdisciplinary Studies Program reflects Antioch University New England’s long-standing commitment to the concept of individualized learning within reasonable boundaries, with the learner taking an active role in the design of the program of study. The interdisciplinary studies degree option is designed to provide students with the opportunity to individualize a degree program that combines study in two or more of the major academic disciplines at Antioch University New England or undertake a specialized concentration within a degree program currently offered. This five semester program includes coursework, a required internship or practicum, and a culminating Master’s Project.
During the first semester, the student is expected to enroll in coursework at Antioch University New England. Additionally, a complete Degree Plan, identifying specific core learning areas and competencies, credit expectations, and methodologies for competency acquisition, will be formulated by the student in consultation with his or her advisor. Final approval must be secured from the President.
Degree candidates are required to complete a minimum of 15 credits of their approved Degree Plan through coursework and workshops at Antioch University New England. The remaining credits, other than those required in an internship (8-10 credits) and Master’s Project (4 credits), may be earned through an approved combination of additional coursework at Antioch University New England, coursework taken elsewhere, SISs, and advanced standing, if applicable.
Upon acceptance, the student is assigned a faculty advisor who works closely with the student in developing a program of studies. This advisor/student link is especially critical to the interdisciplinary studies degree option.