Resources for Students

University Resources

Writing Center

The Writing Center is a multidisciplinary tutoring service that helps students at every level of university work, from first-year writing to graduate theses. We provide individual writing help to all members of the Towson University community — undergraduates, graduates, faculty and staff.

We work with writers at any stage of the writing process — from thinking through a topic to polishing a draft. Writing tutors help writers meet their assignment guidelines, develop ideas, organize responses, sharpen focus and improve clarity.

Cook Library

Carissa Tomlinson, MLIS, is the Emerging Technologies Librarian. She is the contact person and Liaison to Gerontology, Nursing, Health Sciences and Cultural Studies.

Career Center

With certified career counselors and a staff of professionals, the Career Center is here to help. Whether you’re a first-year or transfer student trying to decide on a career, someone looking for hands-on experience, or an alumnus navigating a career transition, relax — we’ve got you covered. Our mission is to provide resources and services that empower students and alumni to learn life-long career development skills.

Trade Organizations

American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE’s established network of more than 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level.

Guided by the vision that dynamic leadership forges long term health care services that are desired, meaningful, successful and efficient, American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) identifies, recognizes, and supports long term care leaders, advocating for their mission and promoting excellence in their profession.

The American Public Health Association aims to protect all Americans and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States.

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the nation's leading membership organization for healthcare financial management executives and leaders. More than 35,000 members ranging from CFOs to controllers to accountants consider HFMA a respected thought leader on top trends and issues facing the healthcare industry.

The Maryland Association of Healthcare Executives (MAHCE), the local chapter of the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE), was founded in 1973 as a forum for professional development and interchange among senior-level health care executives. Since that time, the association has expanded its membership to those involved in health care administration or health-related professions: such as healthcare consultants and students in health care administration programs. By attending our education programs you will earn Category I or II credits towards advancement to ACHE Fellow and take advantage of opportunities to network with other health care professionals.


The Advisory Board offers an array of professional services — including research, executive education and development, decision-support tools, and consulting — allowing us to target the unique needs of each member institution.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene offers information about public health programs and alerts, healthcare licensing, and contacts.

MHA is active in the strategic planning, thinking, and development of policy as it affects the delivery, quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of health care. MHA serves as the chief advocate before legislative and regulatory bodies on behalf of Maryland hospitals and health systems on issues ranging from the development of new laws and regulations, to public health and clinical practice issues, to assuring sound payment system policies. MHA’s policy councils, work groups and task forces bring together the resources needed to develop policy and unify members on key issues.

Professional Organizations

Professional organizations and honor societies can provide both educational and professional resources for health care management majors.

The Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is to further the professional competence and dedication of the individual members in and for the profession of healthcare management.