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 IVSP Alumnus Mohammad Zia (Global Diplomacy and Development) for his offer of a 2017-2018 Fulbright Award to research Solar Policies in Morocco!

Congratulations to Susan Price (U.S. International Relations) and Shabnam Ahmed (Global Health and Development)who have both accepted a Boren Scholarship. Susan will study Swahili in Tanzania for the 2017-2018 academic year, while Shabnam will be studying Urdu in India. Congratulations Susan and Shabnam!

Congratulations to Irene Solaiman (International Relations) and Gurleen Kaur (Global Public Health and Development) have each received critical language scholarships. Irene will be studying Bangla in Kolkata, India while Gurleen will be in Chandigarh, India studying Punjabi.

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.

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

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 2017 Graduates!

IVSP alumn Bob Moyer  
was part of the team that created Inside Out!

Introductory sessions with the IVSP staff: 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. (No RSVP necessary.)

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!

Other Appointments:
Please feel free to call us for an appointment
(301-314-0023) or drop by the office at 2407 Marie Mount Hall 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Tuesday 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
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