Collage of UVM campus including Waterman building and views of Burlington and Lake Champlain

"I believe that the UVM Interdisciplinary Studies graduate program has been the single, greatest catalyst to help me develop the courage and reassurance to pursue my life's calling" -John Aellig, CEO and Founder of The Center for Sustained Peace

Welcome to the self-designed Interdisciplinary Studies in Education master’s degree at UVM. Students in our program represent a variety of professions including higher education administration, public school education, social and human services, business, health care, non-profits, and more.

Our students see themselves as educators in the broadest sense of the term. They coach, train, workshop, lecture, teach, write, advise, mentor, guide, administer, lead, and inspire. They join and innovate new approaches to social justice and community building. They also realize that interdisciplinary studies deepens, enlarges, and enriches their theory and practice. They understand that educational professionals live and work in an interdisciplinary world, and few, if any, problems get solved by a single academic discipline. Like all educational programs at UVM, this program offers students opportunities to advance their educational and professional aspirations and helps engage them in strategies for improving their communities.

Scholarships

Visit our CESS Graduate Tuition Scholarships and the Graduate College Funding webpage to learn more about financial awards available to qualified applicants (prospective students and current students).

Faculty

Cris Mayo

Professor Cris Mayo is the director and advisor for Interdisciplinary Studies students and welcomes inquiries about this innovative master's degree program at Cris.Mayo@uvm.edu. You can also email general inquires to Interdisciplinary.Studies@uvm.edu.

Robert Nash

Professor Robert Nash served as the Interdisciplinary Program Founder and Director since 1972 until his retirement earlier this year, and he is still an active Emeritus faculty member.