The Department of Psychology serves a variety of students -- those who have aspirations for advanced study, individuals who intend to pursue positions within psychology and related human services areas, and others who are interested in psychology for whatever personal application they might choose. For general education students and those seeking personal enrichment, the department stresses understanding and valuing the complexity and diversity of human behavior.

Students in Class

Programs of Study

For undergraduate students, the Department of Psychology offers both a major and minor in Psychology, as well as an Honors Thesis Program and Clinical Area of Focus for its majors. 

For graduate students, the Department of Psychology offers the opportunity for in-depth specialization at the Master’s level in one of five areas: Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Human Resource Development, and School Psychology. A Certificate of Advanced Study is offered in School Psychology.


In the Department of Psychology at Towson University, faculty and graduates are expected to be competent and ethical professionals committed to the science of psychology and its application to real-world situations. The psychology department offers a challenging and engaging major that nurtures critical thinking as well as a commitment to understanding the human condition from a variety of perspectives. Through their teaching, research, and service to the university and broader community, faculty model tolerance and effective communication with diverse populations. Students have the opportunity for more specialized training experiences such as those provided through faculty supervised research, internships, and clinical experiences. In promoting a collaborative learning environment, the department provides students with the knowledge, skills and ability to be successful in their pursuit of higher education as well as in their professional lives. The department’s focus on demonstrating the application of psychological principles to solving everyday problems provides a rich learning experience for students who are interested in psychology for personal and intellectual growth.


The Department of Psychology at Towson University will provide students with a curriculum that reflects both breadth within the field of psychology as well as depth within specific psychology disciplines. Faculty are committed to providing effective instruction, to promoting personal and professional student growth, to encouraging student engagement, and to establishing opportunities for community involvement. The educational experience is designed to facilitate the acquisition of a coherent knowledge base, to develop skills of critical thinking and effective communication, as well as to foster ethical decision-making and socio-cultural awareness.