Individualized Program Plan | Maryland's iSchool - College of Information Studies - Graduate School - University Of Maryland

Masters Program

School of Information

School of Informatics and Computing

School of Communication and Information

Individualized Program Plan

The Individualized Program Plan allows to you to design a custom specialization that best meets your interests and needs.   It combines foundation of general knowledge in Information Management and Technology with the ability for customization for your particular circumstances.

In addition to completing the required core, advanced technology, and project courses, to successfully complete an Individualized Program Plan concentration you must meet the following requirements:

Elective Courses (15 credits)

Courses for a custom specialization should be chosen to best meet your interests and needs. Any advanced technology not taken to fulfill the previously described requirements may be taken as an elective.  Other possible elective courses include, but are not limited to:

  • INFM 613 Systems Analysis and Planning
  • INFM 620 Introduction to Strategic Information Management
  • INFM 702 User Interaction with Information Systems
  • INFM 706 Project Management
  • INFM 714 Principles of Competitive Intelligence
  • INFM 718J Communities of Practice - Online Communities
  • INFM 718V Organizational and Business Process Modeling
  • INFM 720 Seminar in Strategic Information Management
  • INFM 722 Copyright, Privacy and Security Issues in Digital Information
  • INFM 732 Information Audits and Environmental Scans
  • INST 607 E-Government: Information, Communication, and Policy
  • INST 610 Information Ethics
  • INST 612 Information Policy
  • INST 630 Programming for the Information Professional
  • INST 631 Fundamentals of HCI
  • INST 660 21st Century Leadership
  • INST 701 Special Topics: Research Methods
  • INST 714 Information for Decision-Making
  • INST 715 Knowledge Management
  • INST 716 Information, Technology, and Society
  • LBSC 680 Principles of Records and Information Management
  • LBSC 682 Management of Electronic Records and Information
  • LBSC 735 Legal Issues in Managing Information
  • Other LBSC, INFM and INST courses

For more information about the MIM curriculum, assistance scheduling courses, or help creating a specialization contact student advising.