University of Maryland Individual Studies Program
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Individual Studies Program

Pursue your dreams!Create your own major!

Combine courses to design your own unique interdisciplinary major leading to a B.A. or B.S. degree.

Work under the guidance of your chosen Faculty Mentor and the dedicated IVSP staff.

Create a major that includes internships, independent research, and/or study abroad.

Join the vibrant, supportive learning community of IVSP majors!


Shade Pratt (Design and the Built Environment) was featured in a video at graduation! Watch the video.

Congratulations to Mackenzie Burnett (International Relations: Democracy & Diplomacy) who has been named the University Student Commencement Speaker for Spring 2015. Read More.

Find out what our amazing alumni have accomplished since graduating from IVSP! Read more.

Find out what awesome accomplishments our students have achieved while completing their IVSP major! Read more.

Congratulations to Our 2014 Graduates!

A Cast of Simplexity: Characters in Disney Pixar's 'UP', a lecture by Bob MoyerRobert Moyer (Computer Graphics, 2000) of Pixar Animation Studios, presented a lecture on on the animation process and Disney/Pixar in Fall 2012. Read more.

Congratulations to our other IVSP graduates. 
Read about our Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012Spring 2011, Spring and Fall 2010Fall and Spring 2009, and Fall 2008 graduates and their majors.

During the summer introductions to the program are happily done on a one-on-one basis. Please feel free to drop by the office at 2407 Marie Mount Hall between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday for one-on-one coaching, advising, etc.

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Individual Studies Program  Campus Location: 2407 Marie Mount Hall
Appointments: 301.314.0023  Email:
IVSP is a degree granting academic program of the Office of Undergraduate Studies