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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 Sanketh Andhavarapu (Neuroeconomics), who was named as one of UMD's 2021 Goldwater Scholars. The Goldwater Scholarship is awared by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, which encourages students to pursue advanced study and research careers in the sciences, engineering and mathematics.

Congratulations Veeraj Shah (Health Sciences, Policy, and Technology) who was just awarded a Gates-Cambridge scholarship to continue his education at the University of Cambridge as a Ph.D. student.

Congratulations to Sade Ayinde (Global Economic Development, 2018) who is listed as one of Inno's 25 under 25 in Chicago for 2020 for her work with her startup Kidhance and work at Relativity. Kidhance is a monthly subscription box for STEM activies and projects.

Congratulations to current students Veeraj Shah (Health Sciences, Policy, and Technology) and Sanketh Andhavarapu (Neuroeconomics) who have been awarded Inno's 25 under 25 in DC for 2020 for their venture, Vitalize. Vitalize is a wellness app for clinicians.

Congratulations to Nataliya Bredikhina (Sports and Society, 2016) published an article in the International Journal of Sport and Society that was based on her IVSP capstone on the comparison of agenda of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi to their impacts.

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!


2407 Marie Mount Hall
Covid-19 Update: Our office is currently closed to visitors, but our staff are working remotely during regular business hours.

Advising Hours and Information Sessions:
During the summer introductions to the program and advising appointments are on a one-on-one basis.
10:00am - 4:00pm, Monday-Friday
Appointments may be made: 301-314-0023 or

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

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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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