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!


Tori Tulley (Global Health and Development) received a prestigious internship for Summer 2017 with the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia through the CDC Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health Program.

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.

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!
Peer Mentoring every Friday 1-3 p.m., 2407 Marie Mount Hall Meet with current students! Get the inside scoop about creating your own major! Learn about fabulous student and alumni activities! Cookies are served!

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

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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