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 the IVSP spring 2020 graduates! We wish you the very best of luck in all of your future endeavours!

Congratulations to Erik Martin (New Media and Global Civics, 2016) who has received a fully-funded Clarendon Scholarship from Oxford University (Oxford's most prestigious and competitive internally awarded scholarship)--to pursue a Master's degree in Social Science of the Internet. Erik was also named as one of Forbes's 30 Under 30 for Games in 2018.

Congratulations to Rachel Herman (Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience) has been awarded a 2018-19 Fulbright to research in the Netherlands. Her project title is: “The Role of Nucleus Accumbens in Context-Induced Relapse to Nicotine Seeking.” Congratulations Rae!

Congratulations to Rachel Smith (Immigration & Ethnic Studies), who was chosen to be the Undergraduate Commencement Speaker for the 2017 December Graduation

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!

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!

COVID-19 UPDATE: Introductary meetings to the program are currently being held virtually. Please contact individualstudies@umd.eduto set up an appointment. Appointments can also be made by calling 301-314-0023.

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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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