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2022 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Master's Degree Schools

241 Colleges in the United States
11,617 Master's Degrees
If you plan on getting your master's degree in multi / interdisciplinary studies, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #13 in the country in terms of popularity. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 241 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Master's Degree Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 11,617 master's degrees in multi / interdisciplinary studies to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies School for Your Master's Degree

Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Master's Degree Schools The multi / interdisciplinary studies master's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality multi / interdisciplinary studies program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

The lowest ranked school in our list is in the top 12% of our overall quality ranking while the vast majority are in at least the top 7%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 74 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Average Earnings

To determine the overall quality of a graduate school, one factor we look at is the average early-career salary of those receiving their master's degree from the school. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their master's degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on multi / interdisciplinary studies students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of multi / interdisciplinary studies students who choose to seek a master's degree at the school.
  • Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
  • Student Debt - How much debt multi / interdisciplinary studies students go into to obtain their master's degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized multi / interdisciplinary studies related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for multi / interdisciplinary studies students working on their master's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

The multi / interdisciplinary studies school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Master's Degree Schools.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the United States

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in multi / interdisciplinary studies. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools for a Master's in Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies

#1

Keck Graduate Institute

Claremont, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CA
67 Annual Graduates

Any student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in multi / interdisciplinary studies needs to check out Keck Graduate Institute. KGI is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Claremont. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #3 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means KGI is a great school overall.

There were roughly 67 multi / interdisciplinary studies individuals who graduated with this degree at KGI in the most recent data year.

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#2

Yale University

New Haven, CT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CT
8 Annual Graduates

It's hard to beat Yale University if you want to pursue a master's degree in multi / interdisciplinary studies. Located in the midsize city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #8 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Yale is a great university overall.

There were roughly 8 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at Yale in the most recent data year.

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#3

Presidio Graduate School

San Francisco, CA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In CA
43 Annual Graduates

Presidio Graduate School is a good decision for individuals interested in a master's degree in multi / interdisciplinary studies. Presidio Graduate School is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of San Francisco. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #4 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Presidio Graduate School is a great school overall.

A popular choice for multi / interdisciplinary studies students, there were roughly 43 individuals who graduated from this program at Presidio Graduate School in the most recent data year.

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#4

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In PA
139 Annual Graduates

Any student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in multi / interdisciplinary studies has to take a look at University of Pennsylvania. Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #11 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were approximately 139 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent year we have data available.

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#5

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
20th Most Popular In CA
22 Annual Graduates

Stanford is a large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Stanford. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #2 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

Stanford University is one of the most popular universities to study multi / interdisciplinary studies in the United States with roughly 22 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

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#6

Bentley University

Waltham, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In MA
137 Annual Graduates

Bentley is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Waltham. This university ranks 5th out of 49 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Massachusetts.

Bentley University is a fairly popular university to study multi / interdisciplinary studies in the United States with approximately 137 graduations in the most recent data year.

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#7

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In PA
91 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #20 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Carnegie Mellon is a great university overall.

There were roughly 91 multi / interdisciplinary studies individuals who graduated with this degree at Carnegie Mellon in the most recent data year.

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#8

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In MD
97 Annual Graduates

Johns Hopkins is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Baltimore. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #17 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

Johns Hopkins University is one of the most popular universities to study multi / interdisciplinary studies in the United States with about 97 graduates in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
27th Most Popular In NY
8 Annual Graduates

RPI is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Troy. This school ranks 7th out of 96 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of New York.

With 8 students who completed this degree in the most recent data year, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is one of the most popular schools to study multi / interdisciplinary studies in the United States.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NY
254 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #21 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were roughly 254 multi / interdisciplinary studies individuals who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent data year.

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#11

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In IN
103 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #13 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

With 103 students who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, University of Notre Dame is one of the most popular universities to study multi / interdisciplinary studies in the United States.

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#12

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DC
169 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #19 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were about 169 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In CA
315 Annual Graduates

USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Los Angeles. This university ranks 8th out of 96 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of California.

There were roughly 315 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent data year.

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#14

Tufts University

Medford, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MA
133 Annual Graduates

Tufts is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Medford. This university ranks 4th out of 49 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 133 multi / interdisciplinary studies individuals who graduated with this degree at Tufts in the most recent data year.

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#15

Brown University

Providence, RI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In RI
69 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 1st out of 9 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Rhode Island.

There were approximately 69 multi / interdisciplinary studies individuals who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NJ
148 Annual Graduates

Rutgers New Brunswick is a fairly large public university located in the city of New Brunswick. This university ranks 4th out of 30 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were about 148 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at Rutgers New Brunswick in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MD
175 Annual Graduates

UMCP is a fairly large public university located in the large suburb of College Park. This university ranks 2nd out of 20 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Maryland.

There were approximately 175 multi / interdisciplinary studies individuals who graduated with this degree at UMCP in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MD
179 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Baltimore, UMBC is a public university with a large student population. This university ranks 4th out of 20 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Maryland.

There were about 179 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at UMBC in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
9th Most Popular In CA
84 Annual Graduates

UC Berkeley is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Berkeley. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #24 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UC Berkeley is a great university overall.

With 84 students who completed this degree in the most recent year we have data available, University of California - Berkeley is one of the most popular universities to study multi / interdisciplinary studies in the United States.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MO
87 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #28 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means WUSTL is a great university overall.

There were approximately 87 multi / interdisciplinary studies individuals who graduated with this degree at WUSTL in the most recent data year.

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#21

George Washington University

Washington, DC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In DC
47 Annual Graduates

GWU is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Washington. This university ranks 2nd out of 9 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of District of Columbia.

There were approximately 47 multi / interdisciplinary studies individuals who graduated with this degree at GWU in the most recent data year.

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#22

New York University

New York, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In NY
80 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 5th out of 96 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of New York.

With 80 individuals who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, New York University is one of the most popular universities to study multi / interdisciplinary studies in the United States.

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#23

American University

Washington, DC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In DC
47 Annual Graduates

The American University is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Washington. This university ranks 3rd out of 9 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of District of Columbia.

American University is a fairly popular university to study multi / interdisciplinary studies in the United States with about 47 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

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#24

Creighton University

Omaha, NE
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NE
15 Annual Graduates

Creighton is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the city of Omaha. This university ranks 1st out of 16 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Nebraska.

There were roughly 15 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at Creighton in the most recent data year.

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#25

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In VA
27 Annual Graduates

University of Virginia is a very large public university located in the suburb of Charlottesville. This university ranks 1st out of 35 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Virginia.

University of Virginia - Main Campus is a fairly popular university to study multi / interdisciplinary studies in the United States with approximately 27 graduations in the most recent data year.

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Rest of the Top Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Master's Degree Schools

#25

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
#26

Chapman University

Orange, CA
#27

Rice University

Houston, TX
#28

John F. Kennedy University

Pleasant Hill, CA
#30

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

#32

Lesley University

Cambridge, MA

#33

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
#34

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Master's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
37 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
38 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
39 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
40 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
41 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
42 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
43 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
44 University of California - Davis Davis, CA
45 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
46 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
47 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
48 Auburn University Auburn, AL

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1,835
Nutrition Science 1,253
Sustainability Science 1,087
International Studies 883
Behavioral Science 853
Computational Science 832
Human Computer Interaction 620
Museum Studies 549
Biological & Physical Science 487
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 456

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard). More about our data sources and methodologies.

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