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Interdisciplinary Arts: Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions of the Interdisciplinary Arts program. If after reviewing this page, you still have questions of your own, please contact us by email at or by phone 740-593-9413.


1. What is involved in the application process for your artist/scholar program?

Applicants to this track must already have a Master's degree. The student should contact the appropriate College of Fine Arts professor (outside of IARTS), indicating interest in applying. The participating units within the College of Fine Arts are the School of Music and the School of Dance, Film and Theater. The student's portfolio of creative work will be reviewed by this professor. A letter from the professor indicating support for the student's project, as well as the portfolio, should be included in the application (along with the other required materials). Final determination for admission will be made by the School of Interdisciplinary Arts.

Find out details about how to apply on our admissions page.

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2. How long does this PhD program normally take to complete?

The Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Arts is a full-time program of study (a minimum of four consecutive semesters.) Under special circumstances, and with prior approval, part-time study may be possible. Admission is for Fall Semester only for students receiving a stipend. 

3. Can I submit my thesis/dissertation electronically?

Ohio University will now permit students to submit dissertations electronically. Electronic submission is handled through the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies. Find more information on the Graduate College website.