About the Center for Individualized Learning

The Center for Individualized Learning (CIL) houses the interdisciplinary studies Individualized Degree Program (IDP) and the Metro Meritus program, which offers free courses for adults 60+. 

Center for Individualized Learning Vision 

CIL’s vision is to offer non-traditional pathways for learners at MSU Denver to realize their futures.   

Center for Individualized Learning Mission  

We serve MSU Denver students and community members over 60 through the Individualized Degree Program (IDP) and Metro Meritus. These programs bring together diverse groups of people for opportunities to learn and grow in ways that are unique to them.  

IDP provides creative solutions for MSU Denver students to earn their degrees. IDP supports students who have an innovative idea for a degree with interdisciplinary interests as well as those who have experienced barriers to completing their degree build majors and minors that meet their life goals.   

Metro Meritus facilitates access to free audited courses for individuals 60 and over. It provides community for lifelong learners and contributes to MSU Denver’s role as a resource for the Denver Metro Area. CIL ensures that Metro Meritus participants have the support they need to pursue their academic passions, contributing to the diversity of MSU Denver.  

CIL works collaboratively across campus to maintain academic standards expected of all degree programs to ensure all participants feel welcome and accepted so they can pursue their goals. 

MSU Denver’s Land and Labor Acknowledgement 

Visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion 

Donate to CIL Scholarship Fund

Interested in supporting Individualized Degree Program (IDP) students and Interdisciplinary Studies? The Center for Individualized Learning is seeking to raise over $50,000 to provide scholarships for IDP students.

Contact Us

We have moved! We are now located at 1027 9th Street Park in the historic section near Colfax at Auraria Station. From the station, we are in the second house from the right. From Los Molinos, we are the second-to-last house on the left. Feel free to phone us at 303-615-0525 or email us at [email protected].

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Campus Map with CIL's New Location

A campus map highlighting CIL's new location on 9th St