Admission Requirements & Deadlines

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Application Deadlines

Priority will be given to students whose application and transcripts have been received by April 1 for fall and November 1 for spring admission. Students who miss the priority deadline may contact the program director via email at jballengee@towson.edu to inquire if space is still available for the forthcoming semester. 

Global Humanities Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university* and a 3.00 minimum undergraduate GPA for full admission or 2.75 for conditional admission. 
  • A statement of intent (500 words) indicating the goals you hope to achieve via the M.A. program in Global Humanities and any background you may have in this or related fields. 
  • A research paper in any liberal arts discipline.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Email addresses of recommenders must be entered on application

Graduate Admission Requirements

Total Units:  36 credit hours

Students may fulfill the 36 required credit hours through one of the following courses of study:

  • Thesis Option: Successful completion of the introductory seminar (3 credits), 6 interdisciplinary thematic seminars (3 credits each or 18 total credit hours), and 3 elective seminars* (3 credits each or 9 total credit hours), culminating in the Master’s thesis (6 total credit hours).
  • Anthology Option: Successful completion of the introductory seminar (3 credits), 6 interdisciplinary thematic seminars (3 credits each or 18 total credit hours), and 5 elective seminars* (3 credits each or 15 total credit hours), with an anthology submitted at the end of the final semester.
  • Internship Option: Successful completion of the introductory seminar (3 credits), 6 interdisciplinary thematic seminars (3 credits each or 18 total credit hours), and 4 elective seminars* (3 credits each or 12 total credit hours), plus one 3-credit internship, with an anthology submitted at the end of the final semester.

*Elective credits may include topics seminars in the program, graduate seminars in related fields (approved by the director), or internships. However, no more than 6 credits of internship may count toward the degree.  All internships must be approved by the director and shall include a reflective, written component.

Non-immigrant international students: See additional admission information in Graduate Admissions.

Students who received their bachelor or master's degree outside of the United States are to submit TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS scores  that meet the following requirements:  a TOEFL score of 100  on the iBT, a PTE score of 5.7, or an IELTS score of 7. 

 *See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions