Graduate Studies and Research
Office of Graduate Studies
Administration Building 301
Associate Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies: Sidd Kaza
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies: David R. Ownby
Towson University’s graduate programs prepare ethically and globally minded professionals to be leaders in their fields. Through innovative and transformative educational practices, the programs facilitate graduate students’ ability to think critically, generate creative solutions to societal issues, and engage in ongoing process of self-guided learning and discovery in their fields of study. Whether leading to career advancement or in preparation for advanced studies, the curricular structure of the programs are designed to satisfy professional and personal needs of students and fulfill the demand for advanced education in the professions. Programs are offered at times convenient to employed students. Two doctor of science, one doctor of education, one clinical doctorate and 82 graduate degrees and certifications are available in the areas of business, education, liberal arts, fine arts, health professions, math, science, and technology.
The graduate faculty includes recognized scholars and practitioners in many fields who are committed to excellence in teaching in a scholarly environment. The classroom, library, clinical and faculty assets of the graduate programs are supplemented by a community rich in cultural, artistic, social, technological and scientific resources. The team of administrators and staff of the Office of Graduate Studies is committed to providing outstanding service and premier quality and education to all the students it serves.
Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
Administration Building 318-337
Assistant Vice President of Sponsored Programs and Research: Nancy Dufau
Through its educational programs, TU offers experiential learning experiences to undergraduate students such as participating in mentored research. Faculty and student research is closely related to both undergraduate and graduate education and advances the mission of TU. The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) was established to assist faculty and staff in obtaining external support for research and scholarly activity. It serves the dual function of protecting TU’s interests in matters relating to external funding, while providing a high level of service in identifying funding opportunities, submitting complete and competitive proposals, and managing awards. The TU faculty actively seeks external funding for research and other scholarly projects, many of which support student participation in applied research activities.