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    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    • Master's

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    Expected duration

    • 2 years

Program details

The Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s is a two-year program giving students the opportunity to customize an interdisciplinary program that matches their research.

Expected duration: 2 years

Tuition and fees: one year tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)


In addition to the minimum requirements for the faculty of graduate studies, students must complete 12 credit hours of coursework at the 7000 level and a master’s thesis. There is no practicum route.

Admission requirements

The following are minimum requirements to be considered for entry into the Individual Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) Master’s program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

To be considered for admission to the IIS Master’s program you must have:

  • A four-year honours degree in a discipline relevant to proposed field of study
  • A minimum 3.5 grade point average (GPA) or equivalent in the last 60 credit hours of study
  • At least 6 credit hours of coursework at the 3000 level or above outside major department with a minimum GPA 3.5 in these courses

In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

How to apply

The Individual Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s program has only one application deadline per year. Applications must be completed online and include several parts:

  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Statement of Support from Advisory Committee member
  • CV/Resumé
  • Program of Research statement
  • Proposed coursework
  • Rationale
  • Three letters of recommendation

The Statement of Support is completed within the online application form (it is not a separate upload) and may include up to four advisory committee members. Each committee member must submit a statement of support.

Letters of recommendation must not be written by your selected Advisory Committee members.

Please note: You must submit the names of your supervisory committee at the time of application.

Application deadlines

Canadian and US applicants

Term Application deadlines Apply
Fall 2022 January 15, 2022 Not open yet

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Phone: 204-474-9377
Fax: 204-474-7553

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Phone: 204-474-9377