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!


Mackenzie Burnett (International Relations: Democracy and Diplomacy, 2014) was named as one of Forbes's 30 Under 30 for Enterprise Technology.

Read about recent developments in alumnus Hudson Taylor's (Interactive Performance Art, 2010) non-profit organization, Athlete Ally.

Individual Studies students Irene Solaiman (International Relations) and Sade Ayinde (Global Economic Development & Policy) were featured in the Office of Undergraduate Studies' newsletter.

Sade Ayinde (Global Economic Development & Policy) was named a finalist for the 2016 William E. Kirwan Award!

Individual Studies featured in UMD's student paper, The Diamondback!

IVSP alumnus Mohammad Zia (Global Diplomacy and Development) will be a Luce Scholar for 2016-17.

Meredith Lightstone (Global Health and Development) won the 2016 Meghan Price Scholarship Award for Leadership and Public Service in College Park Scholars!

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

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

Congratulations to our Spring 2015 Graduates!

IVSP alumn Bob Moyer  
was part of the team that created Inside Out!
Winter Term Introductory Appointments
Contact the office at for an appointment. Peer mentoring and regularly offered introductory workshops will resume in the spring semester.

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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