Thank you for your interest in applying to Towson University for your graduate studies.
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.
2. Submit your application and other materials. We recommend that you submit your application at least two months prior to the semester in which you seek to begin graduate study. Application deadlines vary by department. Please check individual program pages for information about specific deadlines and additional application requirements or supplemental materials.
We recommend that you submit your application at least two months prior to the semester in which you seek to begin graduate study. Application deadlines vary by department. Please check individual program pages for information about specific deadlines and additional application requirements or supplemental materials.
3. Know the deadlines.
Applications for graduate admission are processed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Certain programs have specific deadlines. Please check the individual graduate program for more information.
For non-deadline programs, please see the following application deadline schedule:
- The spring 2015 application will close January 2.
- The summer 2015 application will close May 1.
- The fall 2015 application will close August 1.
Non-degree applications will remain open through the start of classes.
4. Pay your application fee.
The application fee is $45. All checks or money orders should be made payable to Towson University. An application fee waiver may be available.
5. Send your transcript.
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 must make sure their transcript includes all grades from the first semester of their senior year. See admission policies for additional information. Encrypted electronic transcripts may be sent directly via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Complete the official recommendation form.
You must complete an official Recommendation Form. After you submit this form you will receive a link that you can send to your recommenders to complete their part. Recommendations will only be considered official when received from this link. Recommenders must fill out a separate form and write a short letter as to why you should be accepted.
Timeline for Admissions Processing
Initial Application Review
Once all documents have been received, 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. The program director will make an admission decision.
The program director oversees the decision-making process of the application. The time between application and a decision varies by program. At the end of the review process, the program director will deliver a recommendation of admission, conditional admission or denied admission. Please see admission policies for additional information.