Office of Graduate Studies

The mission of the Office of Graduate Studies is to provide resources, services and leadership that support and guide the graduate academic programs across the university.

Grad students in class

The Office of Graduate Studies offers more than 80 degree and certificate programs in the fields of business, education, fine arts and communication, health professions, liberal arts, science and mathematics. Both full and part-time programs are available, led by prominent faculty who combine theory and applied, practical knowledge while encouraging collaboration on research projects and creative productions. With more than 3,200 students enrolled, Towson University graduate programs create a rich learning environment complemented by diverse perspectives and experiences.

About Our Graduate Students

Towson University is committed to preparing ethically and globally minded professionals who become leaders within their community and field of study. Our graduate students come from diverse backgrounds. Their goal is to advance their knowledge and skills to become professionals who serve as leaders for Maryland and surrounding communities, and many juggle work and family responsibilities while earning their graduate degrees. For some, the graduate degree is essential for procuring jobs in their chosen field.

Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association represents graduate students at Towson University, addressing needs and concerns that arise for this unique part of the campus community. The GSA also hosts events to build community among students enrolled in graduate programs.

For new prospective students see Graduate Studies Events web page

Prospective Graduate Students


Graduate Student Orientation is offered Fall and Spring in person

The virtual orientation web page serves as a quick and easy place to find all the resources and FAQ's you need as a new student especially if you cannot attend Orientation in person. 

Current Graduate Students

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