Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIS) Admission

Applications are due 2 weeks prior to the start of the semester.

For a student to gain admittance into the MIS degree, they must:

  1. Be successfully admitted to the Graduate School at SUU based on University standards in Policy 6.61;
  2. Provide transcripts showing a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited university;
  3. Submit a résumé or curriculum vita (CV);
  4. Submit a Statement of Intent which addresses the following:
    • Why have you chosen the MIS degree?
    • How do you plan to use your MIS degree professionally once you graduate?
    • If your GPA is below 3.0, what have done to advance your skill set?*

All students who have been accepted into the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies degree program at SUU are expected to make adequate academic progress towards graduation. This means:

  • A student with active status in the program must be continuously enrolled for a minimum of one (1) credit hour during each semester of each academic year they are in the program. This policy may be adjusted (with department chair approval) to accommodate particular circumstances;
  • A student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to maintain active status in the degree program. If the cumulative GPA falls below this point, the student loses their standing in the program and must reapply for admission;
  • As per SUU policy, a student may retake a course to receive a better grade, but the last grade received is the grade reflected on the transcript;
  • Students have a maximum of six (6) years from the date of initial enrollment to complete the degree; and
  • Students are expected to meet with the program advisor during the enrollment period preceding each new semester. It is important that students meet with an advisor prior to registration for each new semester. 

Learn more about SUU's graduate policies. Fill out our MIS Degree Plan Template so our advisors can best you on your academic journey.  

*If your GPA is lower than a 3.0, please still apply as you could be admitted on a provisional basis. If you have any questions about being admitted provisionally and or having a lower GPA than 3.0, please contact us at

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