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Multidisciplinary Studies Degree Plan

This program is offered through online or flex, a combination of on-campus and online courses. Multiple start dates are available throughout the academic year. Classes run year-round in 16-week semesters and you can complete the Online Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) Degree curriculum at a flexible full-time or part-time pace that works for your schedule. Students attending full-time can complete the program in as little as one year.

Selecting a full-time or part-time schedule

Before deciding on a part- or full-time schedule ask yourself:

  • Do I have 7-9 hours per week per class, to devote to studying?
  • What other obligations currently require my time?

Classes and Scheduling Options

Emphasis Areas

Customize your degree with an emphasis area! Emphasis areas include courses, certificates and other programs that complement your degree and give you the skills you need to reach your personal and professional goals.

Learn More About Emphasis Areas

What is a Certificate, Credential, Emphasis or Minor?

Experiential Learning

Earn credit during a program internship or while on the job. Your Academic Advisor will help you navigate the details of learning by experience. Credits earned during an internship can be connected to your emphasis area and help you fulfill upper-division credit requirements.

Start With The Career Center to Learn More

Credit for Prior Learning

The Boise State MDS program allows students to earn credit for past professional experience through a seminar and portfolio review process. Ask your advisor about how you can get credit for prior learning and test out of up to 12 credits.

Contact a Student Success Coach to Learn More

Steps to Graduation

As you near your final semester you will begin to take the steps to graduation. You will work with an academic advisor to review the graduation requirements, fill out a form verifying you have the required credits to graduate, enroll in your final capstone courses, apply for graduation through your student center and then participate in your commencement ceremony. Our graduation guide takes you through each step in detail.

MDS Graduation Guide

Boise State maintains authorization to offer online programs in Idaho and beyond. Detailed information about state authorization is available on the eCampus Center website.

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