Towson University offers a number of accelerated bachelor's and graduate programs. There are two types: 1) structured programs within or among departments or program units, and 2) individualized plans that are specific to a student's career interests and goals. Undergraduate students typically are screened into an accelerated program when they have earned 60-89.5 units (Junior Standing) and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 by the department chairpersons and/or graduate program director.
Up to 9 units of graduate work can be counted toward the undergraduate degree and later applied to the master's degree. Up to 6 units of graduate work can be counted toward the undergraduate degree and later applied to a post-baccalaureate certificate (PBC). Students must earn a grade of B or higher in graduate coursework in order for it to be applied to the graduate career. The units and GPA for graduate courses taken as part of the accelerated program will count toward the undergraduate degree. Only the course units (not the GPA) for these graduate courses will be applied toward the graduate degree. Students can only earn one master’s degree through an accelerated bachelor’s to master’s program. Admission to the graduation portion of the accelerated program is not guaranteed.
Students in accelerated bachelor's to graduate programs will be assessed undergraduate tuition for graduate level coursework. Please see the Bursar's webpages for details.
Only undergraduate students who have been screened into an accelerated bachelor's to graduate program will be permitted to enroll in graduate level courses.
Please visit Accelerated Programs for additional information and details on screening and enrollment.