To earn a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, students must, within five years after their first matriculation, fulfill the following requirements: complete a minimum of 32 points of course work with at least 24 in residence in the Graduate School of Arts and Science, of which 16 must be in XE: Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement (courses with the CEH-GA prefix), including (in the first semester) “Interdisciplinarity” (CEH-GA 3015) and, in the final semester “Master's Project” (CEH-GA 3005). Finally, students must satisfactorily complete a Master’s Project, working closely with an NYU faculty member on a topic approved by XE. The Master's Project is a rigorously researched and carefully designed project of substantial scope, presented in a format that best suits the project’s goals. Formats can range from traditional scholarly papers (8500-10,000 words long) to innovative creative projects, including works of fiction, photography, performance, film and digital media, as well as curatorial, community-based, and pedagogical projects. The scope of master's projects in these less traditional formats will be determined through consultation with the student's master's project advisor.