Program Structure

Structure Overview

The proposed curriculum comprises a maximum of 39 semester credit hours (“credits”) of course work in the major. The proposed curriculum is divided into three constituent parts, with the remaining credits used to meet the General Education requirements and elective credits.

Core Program 1 18 credits (9 credits at 300 or 400 level required)
Core Program 2 18 credits (6 credits at 300 or 400 level required)
Capstone Course 3 credits (advanced research seminar, internship, or practicum)
MAJOR TOTAL 39 credits (18 credits advanced coursework required)


  • Proposed Core courses should reach beyond "combining minors" and should reflect an interdisciplinary approach.  Students must meet with the MDST Faculty Coordinator to ensure proposed courses align with departmental guidelines and considerations.
  • Students in the major will also identify (with their advisor) three electives (minimum 9 credit hours) of appropriate and related course work.  These electives may be drawn from General Education credits.
  • Change of major to MDST may alter a student's general education distribution. Courses used in the major may not also count for general education. Students should consult with their advisors to resolve any conflicts.

  • Capstone course should be the LAST course fulfilled in the major.

  • Contact Information

    Multidisciplinary Studies (MDST) Program

    Nakeiha Primus, Ph.D

    Associate Professor
    Educational Foundations
    Stayer Room 409
    Millersville University
    Phone: 717-871-4851