Metropolitan Studies





Computer facilities are abundant at Towson University.  Each Metropolitan Studies major has access to the Social Science Computer Laboratory, located in Linthicum Hall. The lab is a state-of-the-art computer facility where students can access government and research databases via the Internet.  Software includes simulation and modeling programs as well as statistical packages.  The lab is continually updated to expand the resources available to students. 

Located just north of Baltimore and within a one-hour commute of Washington, D.C., Towson University reaps the benefits of one of the most dynamic metropolitan areas in the world.  Proximity to these cities provides convenient access to a variety of destinations for field trips and numerous opportunities for students to participate in civic engagement activities. The University’s location allows for easy access to a number of research institutes and advocacy groups in Baltimore and Washington, as well as a wide range of policy makers, scholars, activists, journalists and other experts who visit the campus for guest lectures and other events.  Some serve as adjunct faculty and teach courses at Towson on a regular basis.



Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy 

Community Development Society

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community Program

International City/County Management Association

The National Main Street Center

National Civic League

National Community Building Network

The National Congress for Community Economic Development

Resources for Research on Cities

Smart Communities Network

Smart Growth Network    

Sprawl City                   

U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Conference of Mayors

Urban Institute                  

Urban Affairs Association  





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