Towson University first started operating as a training school for teachers in 1866. Since then it has grown to become a 4-year degree granting institution, organized into 8 colleges. Towson is the second largest public university in Maryland and receives about 20,000 students per year. The school has made available more than 100 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences and applied professional fields. Another distinctive feature of the school is that it is known to bring together research-based learning with practical application. Towson has also formed a great number of interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland, and this ensures various opportunities for research, internships and jobs. A final point is that Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).
- Arts, Design and Crafts
- Fine Arts
- Public Relations
- Human Resources
- Graphic and Industrial Design Engineering
- Occupational Therapy
- Art History
- International Relations
- Philology, Languages, Literature
- Philology and Linguistics
- Political Science
- Athletics and exercise science
8000 York Road, Towson, Maryland, The United States, 21252-0001
The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Maryland State Board of Education, the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Association of Schools of Dance, the Maryland State Board of Nursing, the National League for Nursing, the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Education Standards Board of the Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the AACSB: The International Association for Management Education, the American Chemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Health Education/National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (AAHE/NCATE), the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), and the Computer Science Accreditation Commission of the Computer Sciences Accreditation Board. The University is a member of the American Council on Education, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and the Association of American Colleges.