Applied Arts and Sciences, M.A.

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, applicants must submit a three-to four-page essay describing their academic background and interest in applied arts and sciences and the program.

Degree Program Requirements

Required: 33 credit hours

Applied Studio Skills Courses (6 credits)
Select two courses (6 credits) from the following: *6
Design Thinking
Systems Thinking
Understanding Data
Integrative Thinking
Liberal Arts Courses (9 credits)
Select three courses (9 credits) from the following: *9
The Contemporary World
Literature of Migration
Global Trade
Global Human Rights
Dignity, Identity, and Power
Science, Environment, and the Media
Capstone Course (3 credits)
MAS 695Applied Capstone Experience3
Electives (15 credits)
Select an additional 15 credits in MAS courses or outside courses at the 600-level or higher **15
Total Credit Hours33

Courses not selected from the lists for the Applied Studio Skills Courses and the Liberal Arts Courses requirements may be used to fulfill the Electives requirement.


In consultation with the program director.