School of Arts & Sciences

Interdisciplinary Studies  Master of Education

Whether you’re looking to develop your professional knowledge or prepare for a career transition, the degree in interdisciplinary studies allows you to tailor a program of graduate study to your interests and professional goals.

32 Credits
Starts September 3, 2024


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MEd in Interdisciplinary Studies Program Overview

The Interdisciplinary Studies program enables you to customize your own course of study in consultation with a faculty advisor.

You will be expected to articulate a rationale for each course selected, and your faculty advisor will meet with you to assess your progress in meeting your program goals as part of a formative evaluation process.

This program also includes an independent learning project. You will research and write about a topic that supports your post-graduate endeavors and personal growth.

While the Interdisciplinary Studies degree will prepare you for a wide range of careers, please note that this program is not an option for attaining licensure.

MEd in Interdisciplinary Studies Program Highlights

The degree in Interdisciplinary Studies offers maximum flexibility to chart your own academic course. Likewise, Cambridge College offers maximum flexibility to pursue your master’s degree in your own way, and at your own pace. Benefits of our program include:

  • Strong academic guidance: In addition to regular meetings with your faculty advisor, the interdisciplinary studies degree includes professional seminars which will give you the chance to integrate your learning from classes, workshops and experience. The seminar also supports work on your independent learning project — from identifying topics, to guiding the research and writing, to completion.
  • Personalized skill development: The interdisciplinary studies curriculum is designed to help you develop skills that fit your specific goals and apply your learning in the process. This includes an independent learning project, in which you’ll have the opportunity to research a topic of your choice and communicate your findings in writing.
  • Flexible, hybrid program: Cambridge College gives you the flexibility to earn your master’s in interdisciplinary studies while balancing responsibilities at work and home. This program is taught through a mix of on-campus, remote (Zoom) and online (asynchronous) classes. Scheduled classes are held on evenings and weekends.
  • Convenient location: Attend in-person classes at our Boston campus which is a 5-minute walk from the Orange Line and offers free parking for students.
  • Exceptional value: One of the most affordable four-year private nonprofit colleges in the United States, Cambridge College gives you greater educational value. In addition to providing low tuition, we offer a wide range of scholarships and other financial aid opportunities to make earning your master’s degree even more affordable.

MEd in Interdisciplinary Studies Tuition Information

Cost Per Credit
Total Program Tuition
Cost Per Credit$639
Credits* 32 credits
Total Program Tuition $20,448

*See curriculum sheet for a breakdown of credits and credit ranges.

Prospective graduate degree students for programs in the School of Arts & Sciences must satisfy the following requirements plus any program-specific requirements your program may have.

  1. Complete and sign the online application.
  2. Pay the application fee. Pay your $50 ($100 for international students) application fee by the term start date.
  3. Send official transcripts. Maildirectly to Cambridge College in a sealed, unopened envelope. Learn How to Send Transcripts. Required degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities.
    • Master's and most graduate certificate programs require an earned bachelor's degree.
    • International transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved agency. See all international student requirements
  4. Send your résumé and work experience. Send your resume that details your education and work experience, including how they pertain to your career goals.
  5. Submit your personal statement. Write a 500-word, typed, double-spaced essay describing your professional experience, goals and objectives for graduate study. How do you expect your graduate studies to enhance your future career?
  6. Include two professional recommendations. These should address your professional character and ability to perform graduate work. Download Applicant Recommendation Form
  7. Satisfy Health Insurance & Immunization requirements. (Massachusetts only). These are required only for graduate students taking six or more credits per term in Massachusetts through on-campus or hybrid classes. Health insurance may be waived.

Careers in Interdisciplinary Studies

Our graduates pursue a wide variety of careers that involve a significant element of educating. They work in schools and colleges, nonprofit organizations and human services, the criminal justice system, corporations, and religious organizations.

Jobs in Interdisciplinary Studies

Examples of specific interdisciplinary studies jobs include:

  • Tutors and teachers
  • Personal, academic and athletic coaches
  • Actors
  • Family advocates and mediators
  • Clergy
  • College faculty and administrators