Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Get the details on how to apply to the Professional Studies (M.A.) program.

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Application Deadline

This program has rolling admissions--in order to ensure timely processing we recommend submitting your application by August 1 for fall admission, December 1 for spring admission, and May 1 for summer admission.  While we will continue to accept applications and materials after these dates, we cannot guarantee that your application will be reviewed in time for the start of classes.

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.*
  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 for full admission and at least 2.75 for conditional admission is required. Admission decisions are based are based upon your academic record from your undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study and the competitiveness of the application pool. 
  • Essay that includes:
    • the student’s reasons for wishing to enter the program.
    • an explanation of the ways in which the Professional Studies program will enable the applicant to achieve personal and/or professional goals.
    • a preliminary overview of the student’s proposed plan of study.
  • Current resume.

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

*See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions

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.