Department of International & Interdisciplinary Studies
The Department of International and Interdisciplinary Studies offers programs that reflect the University’s commitment to a curriculum which meets the needs of 21st Century students. The department brings together interconnected programs and is unique because it promotes collaboration across different avenues of learning. As a graduate of one of our programs, you will be able to pursue a wide array of professions upon graduation.
We emphasize international education in every sense and offer majors in International Studies, French and Spanish.
Our interdisciplinary programs draw from multiple academic disciplines across the university and work to equip you with skills in analysis, research, writing and problem solving, as well as an understanding of other cultures and languages. When you graduate you will be qualified to work in a number of settings including business, government, nonprofits and education. Earning a degree from our department will also prepare you for entrance into graduate programs.
We also offer a number of minors which complement degrees across the University:
• Appalachian Studies
• Canadian Studies
• Film Studies
• International Studies
• Women’s Studies
Master of Arts in Social Sciences
Students who pursue their master's in social sciences with us will further develop their skills in analysis and communication, through mastering social science theory methods, research design and data interpretation and through the study of interdisciplinary social thought concepts.
Faculty Members Dedicated to Your Success
You will be studying under a diverse, dedicated and highly skilled group of full-time faculty members in our department. Our faculty specialize in fields such as comparative literature, French, geography, political science, Romance Languages and Spanish. Partner with faculty mentors and participate in undergraduate research fellowships as early as your freshman year.
You are encouraged to participate in one of many study abroad opportunities made available through our department. Faculty members work hard each year to provide a variety of affordable study abroad opportunities and will help you find additional financial resources needed to participate.
Our department is also home to the MSU Honors Program, which provides scholarships to outstanding students in all majors. As a student in this program you will stay active on campus through participating in undergraduate research and volunteer opportunities. You will also receive money to be used towards a study abroad experience.
You may also join a number of student organizations offered in our department, providing you with opportunities to network with professionals and volunteer.
Taking Your Next Step
Schedule a campus visit with us. During your visit you will meet with our faculty members, sit in on classes and tour our facilities. We look forward to seeing you at MSU.