School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Graduate Programs

IAS grad students at graduation

The School of IAS offers three graduate degree programs that are collaborative in approach, but different in their specific areas of practice and expertise. Across them, we value interdisciplinarity across fields and attentiveness to social justice and diversity in our teaching and scholarship.

We provide a high-quality, robust curriculum that allows students to explore courses and events across all three programs and invites them to collaborate with faculty to enhance their educational experiences. Our classes are held in the evening to accommodate non-traditional students and professionals.

We are committed to creating a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive learning environment. Our shared goal is to ensure that students graduate with a well-rounded education equipped to help them navigate and lead the social, political, cultural, and creative communities of the future.

Our Programs

M.A. in Cultural Studies

NOTICE: Admissions to the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies program is paused.
The Graduate School has approved a temporary suspension of admissions to the UW Bothell Master of Arts in Cultural Studies (MACS) program. This pause does not affect enrollment for current MACS students. The School of IAS intends to reopen admissions in time for students to enter the program in Autumn 2024.


M.A. in Policy Studies

MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics

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