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 and course descriptions 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