Here are some tips as you begin your
application process and take your first
steps toward becoming a Towson University
1. Check the requirements
Students admitted to full status in
a graduate program must meet the basic
minimum requirements of the university
plus additional program requirements
of the individual program to which they
Graduate Admissions requirements:
Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree from
a regionally accredited college or university or
the equivalent of this degree from another country,
with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 (on
a 4-point scale). Your GPA will be calculated for
the last 60 credits completed.
For students whom have graduated from
a college or university outside of the
United States, whether a US citizen or
a non US citizen, official verification
of their English competency is required
by submitting an English assessment report
from either TOEFL or IELTS. Minimum passing
score on the TOEFL is an 80 with a 20
on each subsection and a 6.5 on all sections
of the IELTS.
Specific programs may have additional requirements
including letters of recommendation, graduate test
scores (GRE or GMAT), resumes or other supplemental
information. Please check See the individual program
listings to find the desired program’s
For information about conditional admission
and admission for students in their senior
year of undergraduate studies, see our Admissions
2. Submit application and other
Applications for admission are processed
on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Certain programs have specific deadlines,
you can view individual program pages
for more information. It’s recommended
that you submit your application s at
least two months prior to the semester
in which they seek to begin graduate
The application fee is $45 fee. All
checks or money orders should be made
payable to Towson University.
You must submit one official transcript
from each college or university attended.
Non-degree applicants must submit one
official transcript of their highest
degree. Official transcripts must be
sealed and stamped by the issuing institution.
Pre-degree students need to make sure
their transcript includes all grades
from the first semester of their senior
3. Initial application review
The Graduate Admissions staff will
review applications to verify that all
required materials have been received
and that you have met the basic minimum
requirements of the university for admission.
Once all required materials have been
received, your application with be forwarded
on to the Director of the program to
which you have applied for review and
have a decision rendered.
4. Departmental evaluation
The program director oversees the decision-making
process of the application. The length
of time that departments take to make
this determination varies by program.
Some departments review each applicant
as it arrives on a rolling basis, while
other programs review all applications
based on deadlines.
At the end of the review process, the
program director will deliver a recommendation
of admission, conditional admission or
Conditional admission :
Admission with conditions may be granted
to applicants whose academic achievement
does not meet the standard required for
regular admission or whose department
requirements are incomplete. All students
admitted with conditions must maintain
a cumulative grade point average of a
3.0 within their first 9 credit units
at Towson University. See individual
program pages for specifics surrounding
Deny admission: A
graduate program can recommend denial
of admission on a number of grounds,
Applicant fails to meet the program
and/or Graduate Admissions requirements.
Applicant has insufficient background
in chosen field of study.
Standardized test results do not
meet program’s admission standards.
Applicant fails to demonstrate the
ability to do graduate work in chosen
The program has reached capacity
for the given semester and the applicant
can chose to reapply for a future semester
The program director will make his
or her recommendation along with necessary
conditions and comments, and a letter
will be sent to the student.
You may check on the status of your
application by calling Graduate Admission