Explore the Graduate School's Multidisciplinary Degrees
The Graduate School is home to unique multidisciplinary graduate degree programs, each a joint partnership between three or more IU academic schools and adminstered by the Office of Multidisciplinary Graduate Programs. The Graduate School's multidisciplinary degrees provide students with specialized academic opportunities and training in innovative fields that span multiple areas of study. See below for more information about these degree programs.
Master of Arts in Curatorship
IU’s MA in Curatorship offers valuable skills for students who are ready to research, interpret, and share the objects and images of human culture—and to apply those skills to the cultural, environmental, and social challenges of the future.
Rooted in IU Bloomington’s rich holdings, including the renowned Lilly Library, Eskenazi Museum of Art, IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and more than 50 other unique Campus Collections, the Curatorship MA grounds motivated graduate students in an IU discipline of their choice—from Librarianship, Informatics, and Arts Administration to Art History, Anthropology, History, and Folklore—alongside real work experience, carried out under the supervision of IUB’s expert curators and archivists. Visit the MA Curatorship website here.
Master of Science in Cybersecurity Risk Management
Technology infrastructure in hospitals, voter registration systems, city governments, and other organizations is increasingly under attack. Cybersecurity literacy is more vital than ever before for business leaders, and over half of employers say they don’t have enough cybersecurity staff.
At Indiana University, you can train to become a part of the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. Our innovative Master of Science in Cybersecurity Risk Management program, a member of the IU Cybersecurity community, is the first in the nation to bring together three top-ranked schools to offer technology, business, and law viewpoints on cybersecurity. Visit the MS Cybersecurity Risk Management website here.
Master of Science in Quantum Information Science
Quantum Information Science (QIS) is an exciting new area of exciting research and emerging commerce that is at the heart of a what has become known as the Second Quantum Revolution. QIS will facilitate the development of new sensors with extraordinary sensitivity, new communication technologies and security protocols, enhanced optimization strategies, and, eventually, qualitatively new computer platforms capable of performing calculations that are impossible to execute on conventional digital computers.
This degree program is designed to provide students from a wide variety of backgrounds with the knowledge and skills needed to join this new field. To date many of the advances made in QIS have been made by people with extensive backgrounds in Quantum Mechanics through acquiring a PhD in Physics, Chemistry or similar fields. The future of the field will require people who combine a less in-depth knowledge of Quantum Mechanics with significant knowledge from one or more of the other fields that will be impacted by these emerging QIS technologies. Visit the MS Quantum Information Science website here.
For more information about multidisciplinary graduate degrees or the Office of Multidisciplinary Graduate Programs, visit the degree websites above or contact the Director of Multidisciplinary Graduate Programs, Joelle Andrew-Mohr at firstname.lastname@example.org