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This Program Handbook is key element of your experience with the MAIS. It’s been designed it to assist you with understanding the responsibilities, requirements and expectations of graduate work at the University of Washington, Tacoma. This handbook provides detailed information about procedures, coursework, independent study, thesis and degree project requirements and other pertinent information that you may need while pursuing this degree. The Program Handbook, along with the program’s website (, and the University of Washington Graduate Studies website (, should provide all the information you need to be successful in the program and achieve your goals. While the expectation is for you to be responsible for meeting all program timelines and requirements, we’re here to provide resources in helping you meet those obligations. Again, welcome to the MAIS program at UW Tacoma. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have during your time here, and we’re confident that you’ll have an outstanding academic experience with us!

All the best of success,

Karin Dalesky

Administrator and Advisor, Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS)

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