Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (IGS)
Degrees Offered: M.A., M.Sc., & Ph.D.
UBC's Okanagan campus offers interdisciplinary graduate degrees across a wide range of program options from the humanities and creative arts to social and natural sciences. Interdisciplinary studies programs are thesis-based programs. Students may choose to complete a themed or individualized program.
Themed Program Options
A theme is defined as an area of research with specific courses to further students' education in that area, along with a group of interested faculty associated to assist students in their program. Currently, students may apply to study in the following themes:
- Indigenous Studies
- Health and Exercise Sciences
- Latin American & Iberian Studies
- Urban Studies
Individualized Program Option
The individualized option builds a program that is flexible and responsive to student interests. Some individualized options include: Anthropology, Human Geography, Gender and Women's Studies, Biology, Geography, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Psychology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Management, Statistics, Physics, Economics, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Creative and Critical Studies, and Education.
The Faculty of Health and Social Development offers individualized options in Health and Exercise Sciences, Nursing, and Social Work.
In addition to fulfilling the regular requirements for admission to graduate studies, students seeking entry into UBC's Okanagan campus Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies program are required to propose a program of study and research compatible with the research program and expertise of a potential supervisor. A supervisory committee is constructed by the potential supervisor in consultation with the applicant.
For academic advising, please consult our list of contacts or faculty areas of research interest. Students with an interest in graduate programs in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies should consult their website. Students with an interest in graduate programs in Health and Exercise Sciences, Nursing or Social Work should consult those individual websites.
For additional information on the IGS program and its admission requirements, see the program entry in the UBC - Okanagan Calendar.
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