Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies

2022 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools in the Southwest Region

65 Colleges in the Southwest Region
17,307 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded
$37,136 Avg Early-Career Salary
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #13 most popular degree program in the country. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

College Factual reviewed 65 schools in the Southwest Region to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of multi / interdisciplinary studies. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 17,307 degrees in multi / interdisciplinary studies during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies School

Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools in the Southwest Region Your choice of multi / interdisciplinary studies school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. For our Best Overall Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

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

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 Schools in the Southwest Region. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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Best Schools for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Southwest Region

The schools below may not offer all types of multi / interdisciplinary studies degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer.

10 Top Southwest Region Schools in Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies

#1

Rice University

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

Rice University is a great decision for students pursuing a degree in multi / interdisciplinary studies. 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 colleges nationwide means Rice is a great university overall.

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

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
10th Most Popular In TX
595 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

The University of Texas at Austin is a great decision for students interested in a degree in multi / interdisciplinary studies. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #52 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UT Austin is a great university overall.

There were about 595 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at UT Austin in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TX
1,531 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Texas A&M University - College Station is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a degree in multi / interdisciplinary studies. Located in the city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #81 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Texas A&M College Station is a great university overall.

There were roughly 1531 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at Texas A&M College Station in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
13th Most Popular In OK

It's difficult to beat University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center if you wish to pursue a degree in multi / interdisciplinary studies. UOHSC is a small public university located in the large city of Oklahoma City.

There were roughly 20 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at UOHSC in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
44th Most Popular In TX
62 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #133 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means SMU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 62 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at SMU in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in multi / interdisciplinary studies from Southern Methodist University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
56th Most Popular In TX
81 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of San Antonio, UTSA is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 42nd out of 136 schools for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were approximately 81 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at UTSA in the most recent data year.

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#7

University of Houston

Houston, TX
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
19th Most Popular In TX
304 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Houston, UH is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #328 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UH is a great university overall.

There were approximately 304 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at UH in the most recent data year.

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#8

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
529 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Tucson, University of Arizona is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 6th out of 30 schools for overall quality in the state of Arizona.

There were about 529 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at University of Arizona in the most recent data year. Soon after graduation, multi / interdisciplinary studies degree recipients generally earn about $28,133 at the beginning of their careers.

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#9

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In TX
549 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Texas Tech is a very large public university located in the city of Lubbock. A Best Schools rank of #314 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Texas Tech is a great university overall.

There were about 549 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at Texas Tech in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In TX
967 Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Degrees Awarded

Located in the midsize city of Denton, UNT is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #475 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UNT is a great university overall.

There were roughly 967 multi / interdisciplinary studies students who graduated with this degree at UNT in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in multi / interdisciplinary studies from University of North Texas

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies students in the Southwest Region that almost earned our Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools in the Southwest Region award.

Rank College Location
11 University of Phoenix - Arizona Tempe, AZ
12 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
13 University of Houston - Clear Lake Houston, TX
14 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
15 Texas State University San Marcos, TX
16 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg, TX

Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges by State

Explore the best multi / interdisciplinary studies schools for a specific state in the Southwest Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Arizona 38 2,869
Texas 38 13,323
Oklahoma 38 1,280
New Mexico 37 150

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Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11,527
Interdisciplinary Studies 1,295
International Studies 1,166
Behavioral Science 1,133
Nutrition Science 639
Biological & Physical Science 569
Natural Sciences 142
Cognitive Science 141
Sustainability Science 138
Computational Science 115

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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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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