Developing a Program of Study

Developing a Program of Study

Overview

Working closely with their academic faculty advisors and the MDST Coordinator, students have the option of developing individualized and academically challenging programs of study unique to their own multidisciplinary interests.

There are two ways to generate a MDST proposal: faculty initiated and student initiated.  Every proposal requires approval by the MDST Curriculum Committee. Documents should be prepared in Word format.  Items to include:

Faculty initiated proposals:

  1. Title Page
  2. Faculty presenters
  3. Name of proposed area of study within MDST major (i.e. Disability Studies)
  4. Rationale and need; target audiences (if applicable)
  5. Curriculum plan outline including sense of appropriate capstone experience(s); include course numbers and descriptions on separate page
  6. Signed Signature page

 Student initiated proposals:

  1. Title Page
  2. Student presenter
  3. Name of faculty advisors
  4. Rationale for proposed area of study within MDST major, including student goals statement
  5. Curriculum plan outline including sense of appropriate capstone experience(s); include separate page of course numbers and descriptions.
  6. Signed Signature page
  7. Current DARS or transcript
  8. Identify Core One and Core Two subject areas
  9. Indicate courses completed to date

All forms must be typed and free of grammatical and spelling errors.

Proposals should be developed in consultation with the MDST Coordinator and submitted electronically and in hard copy.