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!


Congratulations to Sierra Kelley-Chung (Minority Advocacy and Public Policy) who has been named to President Loh's Student Board of Diversity and Inclusion!

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.

Peer Mentoring every Friday 1-3 pm:
Meet with current students! Get the inside scoop about creating your own major! Learn about fabulous student and alumni activities! Cookies are served! (starting September 11)

Introductory Workshops: Introductory sessions with the IVSP Coordinator every Friday at 12:30pm! Stay afterwards to learn from current IVSP students at Peer Mentoring from 1pm to 3pm.

**There will be no Introductory Workshop or Peer Mentoring Hours on Friday, November 13.**

Introductory Workshops are also offered (with varied times to suit student schedules):
Tuesday, September 8 @ 2 p.m.
Wednesday, September 23 @ 2 p.m.
Thursday, October 1 @ 10 a.m.
Monday, October 5 @ 10 a.m.
Tuesday, October 13 @ 1 p.m.
Wednesday, October 21 @ 1 p.m.
Thursday, October 29 @ 3 p.m.
Monday, November 2 @ 3 p.m.
Tuesday, November 10 @ 11 a.m.
Wednesday, November 18 @ 11 a.m.


All Peer Mentoring Hours and Introductory Workshops will take place in 2407 Marie Mount Hall, unless otherwise noted.

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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