Frequently Asked Questions

For a comprehensive list of program related FAQs see the following:

General FAQs 

Do I need an AAS degree in order to be admitted to the program?

Yes. The MD Higher Education Commission/COMAR regulations require an AAS degree in a field such as radiography, respiratory therapy, surgical technician, etc. (See Eligible Disciplines for more information).

Even if you are a Towson University undergraduate student and have 60 or more credits, you must have an AAS in a technical field, which includes field work experience, in order to enroll in the program to receive the BTPS (Bachelors of Technical/Professional Studies) degree.

Are students required to take the SAT or placement exams for admission?

Note: Submission of SAT/ACT scores is optional for students seeking admission to TU in fall 2021.

SAT or ACT scores are not required for transfer students who have earned 30 or more transferable credits. Students eligible for the BPTS program, by default of having an AAS degree, would not be required to submit test scores. Placement exams would only be required for a BTPS student if they needed to enroll in a math course for which they have not completed a prerequisite.

Are students able to do independent study courses?

Yes. Students are able to take Independent Study courses with the supervision of a faculty member. There are many different options available for students interested in completing an Independent Study course. Recently a student completed her Independent Study with Geriatric Assessment Interdisciplinary Team (GAIT). More information on the GAIT program can be found here.

What GPA is required for admission?

The University requires a 2.0 GPA for admission. The Allied Health program is not a screened program or capped in enrollment numbers. Therefore, any student who has the necessary GPA and the completed AAS degree can be admitted into the major.

What are the tuition costs for the program?

For information on current tuition costs, please visit the Tuition Cost Estimate page.


Wendy Whitner, Ph.D., MPH, LSSBB

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