Individualized Plan of Study Concentration

If you are a working professional looking for a highly flexible graduate degree program that you can tailor to your needs, consider this concentration.

The concentration is particularly well-suited for you if you wish to integrate specialized study with a broader understanding of related fields. If you are primarily interested in personal growth, you can design a program that matches your interests.

In consultation with the program director, you will  design and submit a plan of study, which may be built around traditional academic disciplines or around   combined courses from the humanities, fine arts, social sciences or practical areas of study including:

  • digital media and communications
  • information technology and applied systems theory
  • management and administration
  • public policy and regional planning
  • health care
  • education
  • professional writing in specific areas
  • theatre management
  • science journalism
  • global studies and area studies

View admission and degree requirements in the Graduate Catalog.

This program has rolling admissions. To ensure timely processing, submit your application by August 1 for fall admission, December 1 for spring admission, and May 1 for summer admission.

Why Towson?

  • Towson’s beautiful 322-acre campus is in close proximity to the nation’s leading cultural institutions and major federal organization and agencies.  
  • Small classes taught by experienced faculty give you a real opportunity to interact with your instructors and fellow classmates.
  • The program offers working professionals flexible and convenient ways to earn an advanced degree through collaborative learning and independent study. 

Contact Information

Program Director

Professional Studies (M.A.) - Individualized Program of Study
James Smith