Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies

IGS programs are based on a defined area of interdisciplinary study supported by a group of faculty engaged in interdisciplinary, trans-disciplinary, and/or multidisciplinary research.

The IGS program is research-based and is open to students interested in an MA, MSc or PhD. Students taking an IGS degree work closely with faculty across departments and disciplines. The IGS structure allows for diverse inter-campus and inter-faculty course and supervisor arrangements. Students can choose from a number of themes from global studies to sustainability and urban, rural and regional dynamics or pursue the option to pursue an individualized program.

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Explore Themes & Subjects

If you are interested in pursuing an interdisciplinary degree, we encourage you to explore the program structure, subjects, admission requirements and wide range of themes available to IGS students at UBC Okanagan. Please note: interested applicants are strongly encouraged to begin contacting potential supervisors prior to formally applying.

Discover IGS at UBCO

Faculty Supervision

Faculty of Management faculty members support students in the IGS program as graduate student supervisors.

Our instructors currently supervise students in the following themes:

  • Community Engagement, Social Change, Equity
  • Sustainability
  • Urban, Rural and Regional Dynamics

Please note: interested applicants are strongly encouraged to begin contacting potential supervisors prior to formally applying. 


Find current supervisors at the Faculty of Management

Contact Us

For additional inquiries on the Faculty of Management’s participation in the IGS Program, please contact the Graduate Program Office:

Academic Programs Office
Faculty of Management
EME 4145 – 1137 Alumni Ave.
Tel 250 807 9462