Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Admission Requirements

  1. Admission to Towson University. Undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a regionally accredited college or university* in a related area (i.e. biology, chemistry, geology, or environmental science) with a minimum GPA of 3.00 for full admission. All GPA calculations for admission are based upon the last 60 units of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study. Students lacking key prerequisites and/or having a GPA of 2.75-2.99 may be given conditional admission.
  2. Students without an undergraduate degree in a related area are required to complete the following courses with a minimum GPA of 2.75: two terms of introductory biology with laboratory, two terms of introductory chemistry with laboratory  and one term of statistics OR one term of calculus.  This should be done in consultation with the graduate program director.

*See exceptions to policy in Graduate Admissions.

Application Deadlines

Program admits Fall and Spring terms only. The deadline for receipt and verification of applications for all applicants is October 1 for spring admission and March 1 for fall admission. Admission is granted on a competitive, space-available basis.  information.

Applying to the Program

Complete the online application:

  • Narrative letters of recommendation from three individuals in a position to evaluate your academic potential in this field (Email addresses of recommenders must be entered on application).
  • Personal Statement: A one page statement in which you discuss career goals and how this graduate program will help to achieve these goals.

Non-immigrant International Students

See additional admission information in International Graduate Admissions.