Interdisciplinary Studies Ph.D.

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Admission Requirements

Complete the following admission requirements:

  • Complete a master's degree.
  • In consultation with a UAF faculty member, prepare and submit:
    • Statement of academic goals
    • Research prospectus
    • Proposed graduate study plan
  • Other materials: resume, official transcripts, two academic letters of recommendation, two letters of endorsement from two proposed Ph.D. advisory committee members (one letter of endorsement from the proposed UAF committee chair).

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Minimum Requirements for Interdisciplinary Studies Ph.D.: 36 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the graduate general university requirements.
Ph.D. Degree Requirements
Complete the Ph.D. degree requirements.18
As part of the Ph.D. requirements, complete the following:
Thesis credits (F699)
Interdisciplinary Studies Program Requirements
Pass both a written and oral comprehensive exam 1
Coursework 29
Additional coursework or thesis credits9
Total Credits36

The oral comprehensive exam may be an oral defense of the written research proposal.


Complete coursework in thematic areas as determined by the advisory committee.