Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies

2022 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools

560 Colleges in the United States
105,323 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded
$35,000 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you plan on majoring 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.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 560 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for multi / interdisciplinary studies students pursuing a degree. Combined, these schools handed out 105,323 degrees in multi / interdisciplinary studies to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies School

Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools Your choice of multi / interdisciplinary studies school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. We derive our Best Overall Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Rankings by Degree Level

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

Best Schools for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the United States

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the multi / interdisciplinary studies degree levels they offer. 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 in Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies

#1

Keck Graduate Institute

Claremont, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
88th Most Popular In CA
69 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Keck Graduate Institute is a good decision for students interested in a degree in multi / interdisciplinary studies. KGI is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Claremont. This school ranks 10th out of 203 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 69 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at KGI in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
120th Most Popular In CA
52 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Any student who is interested in multi / interdisciplinary studies has to check out Harvey Mudd College. Harvey Mudd College is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large suburb of Claremont. A Best Schools rank of #1 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Harvey Mudd College is a great college overall.

There were approximately 52 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at Harvey Mudd College in the most recent data year.

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#3

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
33rd Most Popular In CA
314 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Any student who is interested in multi / interdisciplinary studies has to check out Stanford University. Stanford is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Stanford. A Best Schools rank of #3 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

There were about 314 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at Stanford in the most recent year we have data available.

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#4

Presidio Graduate School

San Francisco, CA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
114th Most Popular In CA
43 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Presidio Graduate School is a wonderful decision for students pursuing a degree in multi / interdisciplinary studies. Presidio Graduate School is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of San Francisco. A Best Schools rank of #4 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Presidio Graduate School is a great school overall.

There were approximately 43 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at Presidio Graduate School in the most recent data year.

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#5

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
247 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #13 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were approximately 247 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the multi / interdisciplinary studies major at University of Pennsylvania get $146,700 above the average college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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#6

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
260 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #20 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Carnegie Mellon is a great university overall.

There were roughly 260 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at Carnegie Mellon in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the multi / interdisciplinary studies degree program at Carnegie Mellon University get $46,400 above the average college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
11th Most Popular In MA
39 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Cambridge, MIT is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #2 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means MIT is a great school overall.

There were approximately 39 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at MIT in the most recent data year.

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#8

Yale University

New Haven, CT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In CT
114 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #8 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Yale is a great university overall.

There were roughly 114 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at Yale in the most recent year we have data available.

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#9

Bentley University

Waltham, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
167 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Bentley is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Waltham. This university ranks 7th out of 72 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were approximately 167 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at Bentley in the most recent year we have data available. Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies degree recipients from Bentley University receive an earnings boost of about $72,900 above the average earnings of multi / interdisciplinary studies majors.

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#10

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In IN
233 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #15 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were approximately 233 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent data year.

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#11

Emory University

Atlanta, GA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
42 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Atlanta, Emory is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 80 schools for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were about 42 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at Emory in the most recent data year. Those multi / interdisciplinary studies students who get their degree from Emory University receive $15,700 more than the average multi / interdisciplinary studies grad.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
333 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #22 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were about 333 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the multi / interdisciplinary studies program at Columbia University in the City of New York earn $24,600 above the standard graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#13

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
297 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #18 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were approximately 297 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent data year. Those multi / interdisciplinary studies students who get their degree from Georgetown University receive $23,133 more than the standard multi / interdisciplinary studies graduate.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
39th Most Popular In NY
44 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

RPI is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Troy. This school ranks 8th out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 44 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at RPI in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
737 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

UC Berkeley is a fairly large public university located in the city of Berkeley. This university ranks 8th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were about 737 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent year we have data available. Those multi / interdisciplinary studies students who get their degree from University of California - Berkeley make $6,175 more than the average multi / interdisciplinary studies graduate.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MO
272 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 55 colleges for overall quality in the state of Missouri.

There were about 272 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at WUSTL in the most recent data year.

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#17

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
224 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Johns Hopkins is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Baltimore. A Best Schools rank of #19 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were about 224 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the multi / interdisciplinary studies program report average early career wages of $36,200.

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#18

Rice University

Houston, TX
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
37th Most Popular In TX
64 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Rice is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Houston. A Best Schools rank of #25 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Rice is a great university overall.

There were approximately 64 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at Rice in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
591 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 11th out of 203 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were about 591 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at UCLA in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the multi / interdisciplinary studies degree program at University of California - Los Angeles get $4,000 more than the average graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#20

Chapman University

Orange, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
114th Most Popular In CA
39 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Chapman is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the city of Orange. This university ranks 37th out of 203 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were about 39 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at Chapman in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WA
448 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 58 colleges for overall quality in the state of Washington.

There were roughly 448 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent data year.

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#22

Tufts University

Medford, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
306 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Tufts is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Medford. This university ranks 6th out of 72 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 306 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at Tufts in the most recent year we have data available. Those multi / interdisciplinary studies students who get their degree from Tufts University earn $9,650 more than the average multi / interdisciplinary studies grad.

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#23

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
59th Most Popular In NY

Located in the small suburb of Ithaca, Ithaca is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. This college ranks 20th out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

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

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
219 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

UMCP is a fairly large public university located in the large suburb of College Park. This university ranks 2nd out of 39 schools for overall quality in the state of Maryland.

There were approximately 219 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at UMCP in the most recent data year. Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies degree recipients from University of Maryland - College Park receive an earnings boost of around $27,200 over the average earnings of multi / interdisciplinary studies graduates.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
653 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Los Angeles. This university ranks 9th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 653 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the multi / interdisciplinary studies program report average early career income of $36,150.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools

#26

Colby College

Waterville, ME
#27

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA
#28

Brown University

Providence, RI
#31

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

#33

Creighton University

Omaha, NE
#34

George Washington University

Washington, DC
#35

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA
#38

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

#41

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

#45

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY
#47

New York University

New York, NY
#48

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
#49

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Remaining Award Winners

This list represents the remainder of the colleges awarded a Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 560 different United States multi / interdisciplinary studies schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
51 Barnard College New York, NY
52 Marywood University Scranton, PA
53 College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph, MN
54 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
55 University of California - Davis Davis, CA
56 University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City, OK
57 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
58 Brandeis University Waltham, MA
59 University of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls, WI
60 University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA
61 Lesley University Cambridge, MA
62 University of California - San Diego La Jolla, CA
63 William & Mary Williamsburg, VA
64 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
65 American University Washington, DC
66 University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
67 University of Maine Orono, ME
68 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
69 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
70 Sewanee - The University of the South Sewanee, TN
71 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
72 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
73 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
74 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
75 Auburn University Auburn, AL
76 St Lawrence University Canton, NY
77 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
78 University of Houston Houston, TX
79 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
80 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
81 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
82 California State University - Sacramento Sacramento, CA
83 Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
84 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA

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 Schools award.

Rank College Location
85 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
86 Macalester College Saint Paul, MN
87 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
88 Providence College Providence, RI
89 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
90 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
91 Rush University Chicago, IL
92 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
93 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
94 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
95 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
96 Rutgers University - Newark Newark, NJ
97 Trinity College Hartford, CT
98 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
99 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
100 University of North Texas Denton, TX
101 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Atlanta, GA
102 North Central University Minneapolis, MN
103 Boston University Boston, MA
104 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
105 University of Phoenix - Arizona Tempe, AZ
106 George Fox University Newberg, OR
107 Washington State University Pullman, WA
108 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, NY
109 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
110 California State University - Dominguez Hills Carson, CA
111 Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA
112 Antioch University - New England Keene, NH

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies by Region

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Region
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Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
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Southwest
Great Lakes

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Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 33,272
Biological & Physical Science 28,772
Interdisciplinary Studies 8,233
International Studies 7,526
Nutrition Science 4,960
Behavioral Science 3,344
Cognitive Science 2,711
Sustainability Science 2,215
Human Biology 1,599
Human Computer Interaction 1,355

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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).
  • Removed schools reflect instances of new data identified post-publication that warrant removal of a school from this year’s ranking.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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