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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
This major is dominated by women with about 60% of recent graduates being 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

The U.S. Department of Education found that students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a master’s degree in other multi/interdisciplinary studies 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
Biological & Physical Science 29,278
International Studies 7,967
Interdisciplinary Studies 6,609
Nutrition Science 4,794
Behavioral Science 3,731
Natural Sciences 2,571
Cognitive Science 2,275
Sustainability Science 2,194
Human Biology 1,460
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 1,310
Gerontology 1,281
Human Computer Interaction 1,272
Science, Technology & Society 1,171
Mathematics & Computer Science 1,105
Computational Science 927
Systems Theory 917
Museum Studies 801
Dispute Resolution 668
Historic Preservation 433
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 424
Classical & Ancient Studies 303
Marine Science 275
Cultural Studies & Analysis 227
Biopsychology 165
Medieval Studies 108
Accounting & Computer Science 71
Maritime Studies 45
Holocaust Studies 40


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