Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Get the details on how to apply to the Health Science (M.S.) program.

Application Deadline

This program admits students for the fall and spring terms only. Deadlines for each term are available on the Graduate Admissions Website.

Admission Requirements

The master’s program requires an earned undergraduate degree in a health science field (e.g., nursing, health education, psychology) from a regionally accredited college or university* or substantial upper-division course work in those fields, or experience in those same areas (as determined by the program director). Admission to the master’s program in health science may be secured in two ways:

  • a grade of B or better in a previous statistics course (or equivalent, as determined by the program director) at the time of application 
  • a minimum GPA of 3.00 to be admitted to the master’s program; conditional admission may be granted to students whose GPA is at least 2.75 (all GPA calculations for admission are based upon the last 60 credits of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study)
  • applicants must provide a personal statement (no more than 500 words) that establishes why they seek admission to the master’s program and how they see themselves using the degree

Conditional Admission

All GPA calculations for admission are based upon the last 60 credits of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study. Courses taken beyond the baccalaureate degree may be included in the undergraduate grade point average only if they are at least upper division undergraduate work (300/400 level).

Courses used for admission credentials, including program prerequisites and courses used to raise the average GPA for admission, cannot be applied toward a master’s degree.

Information for International Students

International students please note: Because the program is designed primarily for full-time employed professionals, non-immigrant applicants needing to obtain or maintain F-1 or J-1 student visa status may at times be required to take classes not associated with the program in order to maintain a full course of study each term; this results in increased tuition, fees and credits beyond the normal program requirements. See additional admission information in Graduate Admissions.

*See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions.

Contact (ISSO) for general information and support services offered by Towson University International Student and Scholar Office.

How to Apply

  • Complete the Towson University online Graduate Application.
  • International graduate students may have additional admission and application requirements. See information about how to apply.