Advising and Program of Study


At the time of admission to a graduate program, the student is assigned a faculty adviser by the department responsible for the student’s program of study. In a number of graduate programs, the faculty adviser is the program director. Registration for a newly admitted student begins with a visit to the academic adviser, who will assist the student with information about specific courses and degree requirements, and the development of a program of study. The student should consult with the adviser before registration each term.

Program of Study 

Each degree student must follow a program which is approved by the student’s adviser and the program director and which conforms to Graduate Studies policy. Courses taken prior to planning the program of study can be included only if approved by the program director. The adviser's and the program director's approvals are needed for any revisions. The program of study may include no more than three courses at the 500-level.

Students may enroll in a second master's degree program after completing their first master's degree if the majors are distinct from one another. Students may not complete two master’s degrees, concurrently or sequentially, in the same major regardless of whether the concentrations or tracks are different.

Degree Requirements

It is expected that students will receive assistance from their program director and/or faculty adviser, but students must assume responsibility for completing published degree requirements by reviewing their “Academic Requirements” degree audit often. It may be viewed through Towson Online Services: Click Self Service; Choose Student Center. From the Other Academics menu, select Academic Requirements.