Interdisciplinary Studies

The Interdisciplinary Studies MA/MS program provides graduate students with an opportunity to combine coursework and experiences across two or more disciplines toward a coherent plan of study in a manner not served by traditional programs. The program requires a minimum of 30 units of graduate work, approved by members of the student’s graduate advisory committee and the Graduate Studies Subcommittee. As with all master’s programs at Sonoma State, a master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies culminates in a thesis, project, or comprehensive exam.

Those interested in the Interdisciplinary Studies master’s program should contact the Graduate Studies Office at 707-664-4286 or via email at for detailed guidelines and information about the application process.

Conferences with the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies

In fall 2020, Sonoma State hosted the 42nd annual meeting of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies. An international convening held in a virtual mini-conference format, teachers, scholars, administrators, and members of the public gathered focus on a central theme, Interdisciplinary Responses to the Pandemic: An International Forum Many of the conferences presentations are available to view in the virtual gallery

In fall 2022, Sonoma state will host the 44nd annual meeting on its campus over three days, November 10-12, 2022, under the theme of Wicked Problems & Interdisciplinarity: Sustainability, Resilience, and Designing for the Future. We hope you will join us as Sonoma State continues to engage in interdisciplinary solutions to the challenges facing our world today. 

Bachelor of Arts, special major in German Cultural Studies

For specific information about the "German Cultural Studies" special major please visit the German Major page, or contact Dr. Michaela Grobbel, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Rachel Carson Hall 32, 707-664-2637;