Master's in Interdisciplinary Science
|Major Code: 8035||Degree Awarded: Master of Science|
|Delivery Mode(s): Classroom||Age Restriction: No|
|Admission Status: Graduate||Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne|
|Admission Materials: 2 letters of recommendation, résumé, objectives|
The professional interdisciplinary science master's program (PRISM) is designed to increase the student's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) expertise; add competence in business, systems engineering and communication; and provide an online learning experience. A practical real-world internship as well as a research/ development experience is encouraged.
An applicant for admission should have an undergraduate degree in a STEM field.
General admission requirements and the process for applying are presented in the
The thesis option concludes with an oral presentation/defense of the thesis. The nonthesis option concludes with an oral or written final program examination/presentation.
It is the responsibility of the student to follow all master's degree policies governed by the graduate programs office. This includes arranging for the final program examination committee and scheduling the examination within the required time frame.
The master's degree is conferred on students who have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 31 semester credit hours of graduate study. A thesis is optional.
BUS 5601 Essentials of Business Development 1Credit Hours: 0
BUS 5602 Essentials of Business Development 2Credit Hours: 0
ISC 5200 Professional Interdisciplinary Science Master's SeminarCredit Hours: 0
SYS 5310 Systems Engineering PrinciplesCredit Hours: 0
- Restricted Elective (online only) Credit Hours: 3
Students choose from approved courses under any STEM area (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in consultation with the student's advisor.
Students may select specialized STEM courses or courses broadening the interdisciplinary component in consultation with student's advisor.
Students choosing internship experience are expected to take part in an experience in industry, business or academia, or a federal agency, nongovernmental organization or nonprofit.
Students choosing the research experience are expected to take part in an experience in industry; a small, high-tech company; national/ international research laboratory; or academia.
Six semester credit hours of research substituted for the same number of semester credit hours from the STEM or elective area.