The School of History, Philosophy, and Religion also participates in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) program, in which students may take one or two fields in history, history of science, or philosophy among the three fields required for the degree.

The deadline for applications to the MAIS Program is March 1 for the summer and fall quarter and November 10 for the winter or spring quarter. It is preferred that students begin the graduate program is the fall term (March 1 application deadline).

For History Majors:

The applicant should contact directly, or indirectly through the History Graduate Committee Chair, an appropriate History Department faculty member and obtain agreement from the faculty member to serve as advisor for the field(s) of history to be studied.

Admission to a field or fields in history as a component of the MAIS program are reviewed and decided by the Department's Graduate Committee. This review includes the advice for approval or rejection of the appropriate advisor(s) for the field(s). In addition to the candidate's statement of purpose, an additional writing sample (no more than 25 pages) would be helpful to the graduate admissions committee.

Applicants should note that for those students whose major field is history, demonstration of proficiency in a foreign language is required when use of a foreign language is relevant to completion of research for the MAIS degree.

The History Department does not ordinarily have funds available to MAIS students for graduate research assistantships or graduate teaching assistantships.

For further information about MAIS degree options, contact:

Prof. David Bernell
Director, MAIS Program
312 Gilkey Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: 541-737-6281