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Other Interdisciplinary Studies

1,894 Master's Degrees Annually
298 Doctor's Degrees Annually
#74 in Popularity (Master's)

Types of Degrees Other Interdisciplinary Studies Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other multi/interdisciplinary studies graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,894
Graduate Certificate 469
Doctor’s Degree 298

Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in Other Interdisciplinary Studies?

1,894 Master's Degrees Annually
60% Percent Women
29% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The major attracts more women than men. About 60% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other interdisciplinary studies majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Other Interdisciplinary Studies Students with Master's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 85
Black or African American 241
Hispanic or Latino 168
White 920
International Students 173
Other Races/Ethnicities 307

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Other Interdisciplinary Studies, too. About 9.1% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • China
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Canada
  • Taiwan

Master’s Degree Starting Salary

Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that other multi/interdisciplinary studies students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a master’s degree made a median starting salary of $42,900 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $37,200 (25th percentile) and $57,200 (75th percentile).


We don’t know for sure if all of these people took jobs related to other interdisciplinary studies so take that into consideration.

Online Other Interdisciplinary Studies Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 929 schools offered some type of other multi/interdisciplinary studies program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 39 2
Certificate (1-2 years) 32 4
Certificate (2-4 Years) 7 0
Associate’s Degree 230 40
Bachelor’s Degree 56 13
Post-Baccalaureate 39 2
Master’s Degree 164 35
Post-Master’s 16 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 66 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 2 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other interdisciplinary studies.

Major Number of Grads
Nutrition Science 1,439
Sustainability Science 1,184
International Studies 1,182
Computational Science 763
Behavioral Science 724
Museum Studies 710
Gerontology 645
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 630
Biological & Physical Science 611
Human Computer Interaction 562
Dispute Resolution 522
Systems Theory 460
Historic Preservation 292
Interdisciplinary Studies 213
Mathematics & Computer Science 189
Science, Technology & Society 187
Cognitive Science 152
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 131
Natural Sciences 94
Marine Science 92
Cultural Studies & Analysis 69
Medieval Studies 49
Classical & Ancient Studies 30
Holocaust Studies 30
Maritime Studies 20
Accounting & Computer Science 10
Human Biology 8
Biopsychology 1


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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