Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Admission Requirements

  • A B.S./B.A. in biological sciences, chemistry or forensic chemistry from a regionally accredited college or university* is required for full admission. Students with a B.S. in a natural science with general chemistry, organic chemistry, general physics, general biology, analytical chemistry, statistics, biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics can be considered for admission.
  • A GPA of 3.00 in previous science course work and an overall GPA of 3.00 are required for full admission. All GPA calculations for admissions are based upon the last 60 credits of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study. Students having a GPA of 2.75-2.99 may be given conditional admission. Full admission will be granted after students achieve a GPA of 3.00 in their first 9 graduate units taken at Towson University.
  • General application form, application fee and official transcripts.

Non-immigrant international students: See additional admission information for international graduate students.

*See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions.

Application Deadline

This program admits students for the fall semester only.

Priority will be given to students whose application and transcripts have been received by March 30 for fall admission. Students who miss the priority deadline may contact the program director via email at to inquire if space is still available.