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Interdisciplinary Studies

with a Concentration in Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Matthew Eichler
me21@txstate.edu
512.245.2115
Pedernales, Room 101

Department of Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies
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The interdisciplinary studies program offers a unique opportunity to gain skills highly valued in organizations and workplaces, such as analysis, planning and training and development. Additionally, students work closely with their advisor to select courses outside the program to align with their career objectives and area of specialization.

Degree Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.S.I.S. 39 Non-Thesis No minor
M.A.I.S. 39 Non-Thesis No minor

Texas State Round Rock Campus
This program can be completed in Round Rock, though taking courses in both San Marcos and Round Rock will result in quicker degree completion.

Online Availability
The majority of this program may be offered online. If you are not a Texas resident and will not relocate, please visit the Office of Distance and Extended Learning. International students, please visit the International Office regarding additional considerations in taking online courses.

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority February 15 February 15
Fall - Standard June 15 June 1
Spring October 15 October 1
Summer I April 15 March 15
Summer II June 1 No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a flexible deadline.

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. International applicants, please visit our international web pages for additional requirements.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review the instructions for submitting your ApplyTexas application.


Application Fee(s)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)

  Review the instructions for submitting your application fee(s).


Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each four-year institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)

  If your last-60-hours GPA does not meet the minimum requirement, official GRE scores are required. Read additional information below.

  Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted. 


GRE Scores

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.


Documents

  • statement of purpose outlining future direction

  Review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU) to submit your documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.


TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall and minimum individual module scores of
    • 19 listening
    • 19 reading
    • 19 speaking
    • 18 writing
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.


Additional Information

  GPA and GRE Requirement
If your last-60-hours GPA falls below the minimum requirement of 2.75, please submit official GRE scores with a preferred minimum of 291 (verbal and quantitative sections combined) and attend a personal interview in order to be considered for conditional admission*. Our office will notify you via email should this occur.

*Conditional admission is not available to applicants who require "F" or "J" visas.