The Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Athletic Training accredits entry-level education programs. Towson University’s program has been accredited since 1999 and was last reaccredited in 2009.
The doctoral (Au.D.) program in audiology at Towson University has been placed on probation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. A program on probation is not currently in full compliance with the accreditation standards. Programs on probation remain accredited but must demonstrate compliance with the standards within one year.
The CAA found the program to be in partial compliance with the program completion rate. For the complete report, see the CAA Accreditation Decisions website at: http://caa.asha.org/programs/accreditation-decisions/.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) accredits undergraduate and graduate programs in business and accounting. Towson University’s programs were initially accredited in 1992 and were last reaccredited in 2013.
The ABET (Computing Accreditation Commission), formerly known as the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology, accredits undergraduate programs in computer science. Towson University’s computer science program has been accredited since 1994 and was reaccredited in 2012.
The National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation accredits academic units. The Department of Dance has been accredited since 1984 and was last reaccredited in 2015.
The College of Education at Towson University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs at Towson University. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes. Towson University’s programs have been accredited since 1954 and were last reaccredited in 2015.
The Maryland State Department of Education has approved programs leading to teacher licensure.
The bachelor of science and master of science programs in forensic chemistry at Towson University are accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accrediting Commission (FEPAC), American Academy of Forensic Sciences, 410 North 21st Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, tel. (719) 636-1100, www.aafs.org. Towson University’s programs have been accredited since 2011 and were last reaccredited in 2016.
The bachelor of science program in molecular biology, biochemistry, and bioinformatics at Towson University is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), 11200 Rockville Pike, Suite 302, Rockville, MD 20852-3110, tel. (240) 283-6600, www.asbmb.org. Towson University's program has been accredited since 2017.
The National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation accredits academic units. The Department of Music has been accredited since 1974 and was last reaccredited in 2015.
The entry-level occupational therapy master's degree program and the combined baccalaureate/master's occupational therapy program at Towson University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA, and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification Examination or attain state licensure.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician
Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the
Towson University CCBC Essex Physician Assistant Program sponsored
by Community College of Baltimore County. Accreditation-Continued is
an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is
in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws
from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for
failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next
validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September
2023. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with
the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
The Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council accredits master's degree programs. The M.A. in Psychology with a Counseling Concentration is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) for the period of February, 2016 through February, 2020.
The master's program in speech-language pathology at Towson University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
The National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation accredits academic units. The department of theatre arts has been accredited since 2003 and was last reaccredited in 2009.