Program Overview

Western New Mexico University offers a Master of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies for students who want to develop a diverse understanding of a variety of topics in order to develop their expertise and knowledge. Students should develop a portfolio that will showcase their individual skills, interests, and talents as they choose their path for careers and interests. Students can choose either two or three interests of study as part of the program in subjects such as bilingual education, business administration, criminal justice, education, educational leadership, elementary education, English, history, management information systems, political science, psychology, reading education, secondary education, social work, and writing.

Students in the program will take part in a self-designed curriculum where they will choose their fields of study. Those classes include college mathematics, natural science, computer and statistical applications, quantitative natural science, humanities in fine arts and design, cultural diversity in the U.S., social and behavioral sciences, philosophy of social science, government and politics, global politics, state and local government, social development, psychology, globalization, principles of sociology, interdisciplinary inquiry, academic writing, composition, and a variety of other topics available for students to develop their knowledge. 

Upon completion of the program, students should have developed experience through their education in their field of studies. Students completing the program should have also demonstrated professional mastery in the fields of their choosing. These qualifications include but are not limited to the development a wide variety of topics and understanding, and to develop their understanding of their interests and career choices.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Western New Mexico University is a public university that is located on an 80-acre campus in Silver City, New Mexico. WNMU is located in a small, historic southwestern community with a relaxed atmosphere, which gives students the chance to learn about a diverse culture and population. Silver City’s great weather and scenic environment provides outdoor recreational opportunities. Western New Mexico University was first established in 1893, as the New Mexico Normal School. Throughout the decades, the university has continued to accommodate growth, expanding programs and constructing necessary facilities. Today, the four-year public university promotes a vision “as a leader among peer institutions as evidenced by measurable success in meeting the education, research and service needs” of students.

    Western New Mexico University offer associate’s, bachelor's, and master's degrees and certificate programs. Western New Mexico University maintains partnerships with other colleges and universities, and offers tuition waivers and easy transfer guidelines. Furthermore, several pre-professional programs exist as a result of partnerships with other New Mexico universities. Online classes and programs are fully accredited. The online classroom environment is asynchronous, however student’s complete coursework within a set schedule that follows deadlines established by the instructor. Online degree programs are also available.

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