The Ohio University Graduate College is accepting applications for the Individual Interdisciplinary Program (IIP) for master’s and doctoral degree students. Applicants interested in immediate consideration for Fall Semester admission should submit their materials by March 15; applicants who submit by the summer deadline of June 1 will receive a decision during Summer Semester. Individuals wishing to be considered for admission Spring Semester should submit their materials no later than October 15.
The IIP will hold information sessions and interdisciplinary research presentations in April for prospective students and faculty to learn more about the program. The first event will feature Micah McCarey, a current doctoral student in psychology and counseling, on Friday, April 6. Katherine Rohrer, a current doctoral student in music and communication sciences, will present on Friday, April 27. Both events will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room, Alden 319. Additional sessions will be announced soon.
The program provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary graduate study with a focus outside of other existing degree programs at the university. Historically the IIP has been used as a means for professional development by Ohio University employees as well as an intellectual home for domestic and international graduate students seeking an interdisciplinary education. Students who complete master’s or doctoral degrees through the IIP have the option to pursue a wide range of career paths within and outside academia.
Each student will work closely with at least three individual scholars who comprise the guidance committee, a key feature of the program. The IIP draws on the expertise of faculty from a wide variety of academic disciplines and provides students with opportunities to integrate the breadth and depth of knowledge and methods of inquiry that their mentors represent. The IIP allows faculty members with appropriate terminal degrees in non-master’s and non-doctoral granting units to work with graduate students at both levels of instruction.
In addition, the program is intended to foster interdisciplinary intellectual activity, collaboration and submission of grant applications by faculty.
The IIP is administered by a graduate committee chaired by a graduate director who reports to the dean of the Graduate College.
Full admissions requirements and program details are available online at the Graduate College website: https://www.ohio.edu/graduate/individual-program-study.
Questions should be addressed to the IIP Graduate Director: Kamile Geist, firstname.lastname@example.org.