MAIS graduate admissions

The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies is a 55-credit master's degree, consisting of five core courses, a capstone, two electives and a final thesis or project. Classes are taught in the evenings.

Applying for admission to the Master of Arts program is a two-part process requiring application to the University of Washington Graduate School and submission of required supplemental materials to UW Tacoma.

Quarter Deadline
Autumn Quarter May 1
Autumn Quarter Late Admissions August 1
Winter Quarter November 1


Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree program must have:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • GPA of at least 3.0 for the most recent 90 quarter credits (60 semester)
  • Competitive GRE scores on a test taken within the last five years
  • Statement of intended area of focus
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Current resume
  • Transcripts

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Prepare your MAIS Application

Print out a copy of the MAIS Application Kit. It has all the forms you need including:

  • Instructions
  • Application Checklist
  • Request for Recommendation

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Apply to the UW Graduate School

Complete the UW Graduate School application online. Print a copy for your records.

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Mail Your UW Tacoma Application Packet

This summary is provided for your convenience. Please follow the instructions in the IAS MA Application Kit to be sure your application is complete. A completed application packet will contain these supplementary materials:

  • Statement of intended area of focus
  • GRE scores
  • Official transcripts from every college attended
  • Copy of current resume
  • Three recommendations

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