Individualized Studies

Update your skills and expand your employment opportunities with M State's customized Individualized Studies degree.

With M State’s 60-credit Associate of Applied Science degree, you can develop an education plan that focuses on specialized career interests that aren’t included in the college’s structured degree program.

This degree is offered online and on the M State campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena.

You can work with faculty and staff to create a plan that updates the skills you need and meets your specific needs. The required 60 credits must include 45 specialized career technical credits and 15 general education credits.

Here is what you’ll learn

  • Proficiency in applying critical reading, writing and thinking skills required for success in your career field
  • Sufficient preparation for career development in your chosen career field
  • Knowledge of the theories and applied practices needed in your career field
  • Proficiency in the necessary use of technology and mathematical computations