Liberal Arts & Humanities
Interdisciplinary Studies

If you want to pursue higher education but have interests so broad you can't yet decide what to focus your studies on, or if you're interested in combining two or more fields of study together to gain a diverse education that could lead to positions that blend multiple fields, a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies may be a great fit for you.

Types of Degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), master's degree (6-7 years), or doctorate degree (8+ years). In this course of study, students typically pursue class work in two or more concentrated fields of study. Oftentimes, bachelor's degree graduates choose to continue their education in a master's degree program in one of the fields they studied in their undergraduate program, but many people do decide to pursue a master's degree or doctorate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies then pursue specific certifications to find work in a specific field.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong, varied academic background helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning An Interdisciplinary Studies Degree

The vast range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies include:

  • Tutor
  • Writer
  • Account Manager
  • Researcher
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Tutors, Teachers and Instructors was $48,700 in 2019 (1) while Survey Researchers earned a mean salary of $59,170 in 2019. (2)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.