The Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies was established in 2013 by the university council following the restructuring of the faculty of development studies. FIS is comprised of five departments .
- Department of Planning and governance,
- Department of Human Development and Relational Sciences,
- Department of Environment and livelihood support systems,
- Department of Community Engagement and Service Learning
The Faculty provides a platform for interdisciplinary research and training through offering community based academic programs that impart knowledge and skills to interface development realities that challenge the application of science and technology. FIS offers cross cutting development studies service course that is oriented to political economy to undergraduate students at MUST.