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Master of Arts – Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Student Handbook

Welcome to the Master of Arts—Interdisciplinary Studies (MA-IS).

This Graduate Student Handbook explains how to communicate effectively with the MA-IS office staff, and outlines administrative and program information of special interest to students enrolled in the Master of Arts—Interdisciplinary Studies, as well as general services available to Athabasca University graduate students. Please read this Graduate Student Handbook carefully and become familiar with its contents before you begin to work on course materials.

The MA-IS office is your first contact for all program and course related issues. Should you have administrative questions (application forms, course registration procedures, fees, course availability, transfers, etc.), please contact the MA-IS Office. You may reach the MA-IS Office by phone at 1-800-788-9041, extension 6792 (toll free from anywhere in Canada and the United States); or by e-mail at

About the MA-IS program


Instruction and learning materials

Services to graduate students

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