Professional Studies (M.A.)

Reach beyond traditional academic boundaries to create an interdisciplinary program that will serve you well in many different professions.

Why Earn a Master’s Degree in Professional Studies?

This graduate program offers a core curriculum that provides a foundation in research, writing and the liberal arts. A culminating seminar emphasizes a major project and provides the capstone for your program of study. A key theme of the culminating seminar is globalization and the changing workplace.

Two Program Concentrations

You have the option to select from two areas of concentration:

  • Individualized plan of study — Create your own degree plan with the assistance and approval of the program director.
  • Art history This concentration is designed for graduate students with a focused interest in art history who may be interested in pursuing a professional position in museums, galleries or non-profit arts organizations.

Degree Requirements

Degree requirements for the master’s in professional studies vary by concentration.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines 

View admission requirements and deadlines to apply to the program.

Why Choose Towson University?

  • The beautiful 329-acre campus is in close proximity to the nation’s leading cultural institutions and major federal organization and agencies.  
  • Small classes taught by experienced faculty give you a real opportunity to interact with your instructors and fellow classmates.
  • The curriculum enlarges your view of the world and prepares you to work in a diverse global environment.

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