Thank you for your interest in applying to Towson University for your graduate education.
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Please follow the steps below to apply. For applicants who have earned a degree outside of the United States, please review the additional requirements for international applicants.
Please read the following instructions carefully before beginning your application.
Be sure to check the Admission Requirements and Deadlines for your specific program of interest. Students admitted to full status in a graduate program must meet the basic minimum requirements of the university, plus any additional program requirements.
A $45 non-deferrable, non-refundable fee is required with your application. Students applying with a fee waiver will have the option to choose the type of fee waiver to be used during the payment section of the application.
This applies to regionally accredited degrees earned within the United States. Degrees earned outside of the United States should see Step 4.
Degree-seeking applicants must submit one official transcript from each college or university they attended. Non-degree applicants must submit one official transcript from the institution where they earned their highest degree.
Official transcripts must be sent by the issuing institution electronically, using
a transcript encryption service via email to gradtranscript AT_TOWSON, OR by mail, sealed and stamped by the issuing institution to: Towson University,
Graduate Admissions, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252.
Transcripts submitted by the student are not considered official.
Pre-degree students must make sure their transcript includes all grades from the first semester of their senior year.
Some programs require letters of recommendation as part of the application process. If the program for which you are applying requires letters of recommendation, you must enter the email address of each recommender in order to successfully submit your application. An email will be sent directly to your references asking them to complete an online recommendation.
International students are required to be enrolled full-time in graduate degree programs at Towson University. Review the list of graduate programs that meet F1/JI requirements. In addition, international applicants may be required to provide proof of English-language proficiency and a course-by-course credential evaluation.
Note: Students who have completed a degree in the U.S. will qualify for English Proficiency without submitting additional test scores.
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 will be forwarded on to the director of the program to which you have applied for review. The program director will make an admission decision.
Incomplete applications will be withdrawn after the intended entry term has begun.
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.