MA in Interdisciplinary Research Enhance Your Research Skills


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Does your dream career require a wide range of knowledge and skills that are hard to confine to just 1 discipline? Liberty’s Master of Arts (MA) in Interdisciplinary Research is customizable, allowing you to tailor your degree around 2 areas of study instead of just 1. After graduating with a master’s degree in interdisciplinary research, you can be prepared for collegiate teaching, doctoral-level studies, and a variety of careers that are unique to you.

Whatever your career goals, this degree can help give you the ability to apply new skills and knowledge to many unique and cutting-edge fields. Liberty’s program integrates the specific areas of study you need into a flexible program that can maximize your opportunities. If you are working in the healthcare industry, military, or government, you may find this degree especially useful, as it can allow you to bring together your unique talents and areas of study. With our interdisciplinary research degree, you can advance your career goals with an outside-the-box degree plan.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Interdisciplinary research is a great degree for using available credits and knowledge to quickly finish your studies. Liberty University has created an interdisciplinary research program that will allow you to gain enough credit hours for further academic study in a particular discipline. Here are some of the benefits of this program:

  • Bring together 2 disciplines that may not always have been viewed as vocational partners and, in doing so, increase your marketability in the workforce.
  • Gain 18 credit hours in 1 field and 12 in another.
  • Lay a foundation for future doctoral research in 1 or both areas of study.
  • Meet the minimum requirements for most collegiate teaching.
  • Write a thesis that ties your 2 fields together.

Furthermore, Liberty is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). A quality degree program from an accredited institution means you can be confident that the training and education we provide meet the highest level of academic standards. Whether you choose to continue to doctoral studies or utilize this degree to advance your career, having an accredited degree can help you pursue your chosen path.

When you begin our online interdisciplinary research degree, you can choose 2 areas of study to customize your program. This can be done solely through Liberty or by utilizing transfer credit from outside colleges, military training, work experience, or on-the-job training. You can choose from areas of study such as:

  • American Legal Studies
  • Apologetics
  • Church History
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • English
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Government
  • History
  • International Legal Studies
  • International Relations
  • Linguistics
  • Military and National Security
  • New Testament
  • Nutrition
  • Old Testament
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Strategic Communications
  • Theology

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.