Explore Interdisciplinary Studies to Complete an Individualized Degree Online

The Individualized Degree Program (IDP) at MSU Denver offers students the opportunity to explore interdisciplinary studies and propose a major or minor specifically designed to meet their educational goals if those goals cannot be met by an existing major or minor in the MSU Denver catalog. Students work with an IDP advisor to evaluate their completed courses, examine possible paths to graduation, discuss their interests, and ultimately design their own degrees.

Here are a few reasons to earn your bachelor’s through an Online Individualized Degree:

  • Combine previous and/or transfer credits with future coursework for an efficient path to graduation.
  • Create your own major or minor by combining online courses from departments across the University and relevant transfer credits for a major or minor that reflects your interests.
  • Collaborate with a faculty advisor and the Center for Individualized Learning to meet your specific educational goals not met by other majors/minors at the university.

The Individualized Degree Program (IDP) is an academically robust, interdisciplinary studies degree program. Students earn either a B.A. or B.S., depending on their coursework. Students with interdisciplinary degrees are poised to further their careers or enter graduate programs.

Other Online Program Options Include a General Studies Degree or Multidisciplinary Studies

For students who have taken a diverse range of courses across many fields of study and are seeking an efficient path to graduation, online General Studies and Multidisciplinary Studies Degree options are available. Our goal is to help you create a meaningful online degree by combining courses you’ve already taken and ones that you would like to take.

If you have questions, phone us at 303-615-0525.

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$1000 Renewable Annual Scholarship for New and Returning Students

If you are a new MSU Denver student or one who has been away from MSU for at least two semesters and interested in completing a fully online degree, this scholarship is for you.

Email [email protected] for details.

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Access and affordability is our mission. 30% of our students pay no tuition/fees, 46% receive aid, and our tuition is among the lowest in the state.


Success Coaching for MSU Denver Online Students

Once you are accepted to an online program at MSU Denver, you will have access to online student support services.

  • Success coaches work one-on-one with you to develop a personalized success plan
  • Specialized resources for online students can include trainings, referrals, monthly meetings, and resource recommendations

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