Towson University faculty and students are performing bold, inclusive and impactful research with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and new discoveries.

Towson University fosters interdisciplinary research and scholarship that breaks new ground, complements current knowledge and leads to solutions for the public good. From election security to uncovering local history, our research programs involve undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, the community, government and the private sector. 

[Pictured above: Anthropology professor Katherine Sterner is researching artifacts in the Susquehanna River region.]

Student-focused research at TU 

Our graduate and undergraduate students pursue research across all disciplines at TU. Faculty-mentored research allows them to explore a topic in depth and refine their academic and intellectual interests. Students participating in research develop essential skills in problem-solving, innovation and collaboration that employers find extremely valuable. 


Research expenditures in 2021-22 (projected)


External funding in 2021-22


Students enrolled in doctoral programs in fall 2022

Why has TU prioritized research?

“Research allows our faculty and students to remain cutting-edge in our disciplines, and pursue solutions for the public good ... Our goal is the R2 or High Research Activity [Carnegie Classification] designation that emphasizes that TU faculty  perform research at world-class levels while furthering the university’s mission.”

Sidd Kaza, Associate Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies

Sidd Kaza and two students


Resources for Faculty

students conduct research in Baltimore

Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry

This office fosters and strengthens the culture of undergraduate scholarly inquiry at Towson University.

About Undergraduate Research
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Faculty Academic Center of Excellence at Towson

FACET provides tools and opportunities to expand faculty grant-funded research, scholarship and creative activity.

FACET Resources for Faculty
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Office of Sponsored Programs and Research

This office manages TU's sponsored programs portfolio and works with TU faculty to identify funding opportunities, and develop and submit proposals.

About Sponsored Research


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