Two routes to the master’s degree in the Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Behavior are available. They are:
- 30 credits plus a comprehensive written examination.
- 36 credits that include a Master’s thesis (by permission only, see below).
Completion of 12 Core credits. Students take the following four core courses:
Completion of 6 Cross-Discipline. Students elect any two of the following:
Completion of 12 Elective credits. Students elect any four of the following elective courses:
PSY 575R, PSY 590, PSY 595, THAN 525: Not eligible for the comprehensive exam.
Certificate in Thanatology
In addition to the MA degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Behavior, students may obtain a Certificate in Thanatology if they choose the following as their four elective courses:
Students must indicate intent to complete the Certificate in Thanatology by emailing the Office of the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Course substitutions are not permitted. A student may be exempted from these requirements by petition to the appropriate department. The petition must be in writing and, if approved, written evidence of the exemption must be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar by the program director. The exemption is made a part of the student’s record. When a course is formally exempted, another course must be taken. Exemption does not constitute credit.