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Individualized Studies

Lake Superior State University

48 months
12456 USD/year
12456 USD/year
12456 USD/year
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The Individualized Studies degree from Lake Superior State University may be appropriate if you desire an unusually specialized program.


The purpose of the Individualized Studies degree from Lake Superior State University is to provide you an opportunity to specialize in two or more academic areas. You will meet with an academic advisor to plan an individualized studies academic program that reflects your professional and personal goals.

Key facts:

Guidelines for an individualized studies degree are:

  • Contact a department chair or regional site director with a preliminary plan for degree development.
  • The department chair or regional site director will identify possible faculty advisors or another department chair to counsel you in degree planning.
  • The advisors will assist you in the development of the proposal. The proposal must include justification for specialization and a list of courses which meet the individualized studies degree requirement including:
  • general education requirements.
  • minimum of 124 credits and a minimum of 30 credits on campus or a minimum of 30 credits of LSSU classes offered at a regional center. Fifty percent of the 300-400 level credits used in the concentration areas must be completed with LSSU classes.
  • 24 credits at 300/400 level in addition to general education requirements and a 2.00 cumulative GPA. At least one three-credit course at the 400 level is required.
  • BA or BS degree requirement.
  • You need to contact the chairperson of the Individualized Studies Committee to schedule a committee meeting.
  • You will present the degree proposal to the committee for review. It is recommended that your advisor attend this meeting.
  • The committee will approve your original proposal, approve your proposal with recommended changes, or not approve your degree proposal.
  • You and your advisor will submit an approved Degree Audit Sheet to the chairperson to be distributed to the committee.
  • You will process a Major Change Form.
  • Any course changes from the approved program must be submitted to the committee for approval.
  • Programme Structure

    For more information please visit the programme website.

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 48 months

    Start dates & application deadlines

    More details

    Admission for new freshmen and transfer students will typically close by the Friday before classes begin.


    124 alternative credits


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

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    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Submit your online application for free!
    • Submit official transcripts.
    • Submit test scores (optional).  Test scores will be considered supplemental information and will not impact an admissions decision.
    • If you have college credit through transfer, dual enrollment, advanced placement (AP), or early college programming, please submit an official transcript for each college or university that you’ve attended.
    • Health Insurance Requirements (only for international students)
    • Immigration Form (I-20) (only for international students)
    • Each student that receives a form I-20 will receive a unique SEVIS ID number assigned to him/her. The ID number and the I-20 form itself are used to obtain an F-1 Visa from a U.S. Consulate or Embassy abroad.  (only for international students)

    Tuition Fee

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      12456 USD/year
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    • National

      12456 USD/year
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    • In-State

      12456 USD/year
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      Based on the tuition of 12456 USD per year during 48 months.

    Living costs for Sault Sainte Marie

    1000 - 1500 USD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    More than 90% of full-time students receive aid.

    Scholarships ranging from $500 to $8,000 are available to high school graduates and Michigan community college graduates. Students must be admitted to LSSU by March 1 for consideration.

    LSSU participates in most federal and state financial aid programs.

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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