The Masters of Integrated Sciences (MIS) program is designed to provide a broad-based, content-rich program that integrates information from several sciences, mathematics, and computer science. Every student in the program takes a broad-based, integrated program of classes from several disciplines, but may concentrate more heavily in one.
The program is ideal for K-12 science and math teachers, who are often required to teach in multiple areas. MIS is a vehicle for improving content knowledge in multiple areas while earning a Masters degree.
Students are required to take classes in a minimum of two areas and maximum of three areas within the disciplines of computer science, math, chemistry, biology, physics or geology. All classes counted toward the degree must be related to the student’s stated program goal and be approved as part of a program of study by the program director. The student is responsible for insuring that all prerequisite requirements for the classes they take have been met.
The program also requires either a Masters Project or a Masters Thesis. Projects and Theses entail the formulation of a research question, the collection of information/data to address that question, the interpretation of that data/information and a conclusion about the question. Projects and Theses differ in the complexity of the research question addressed and formality of the report that is produced.
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