Professional Studies (M.A.)

Reach beyond traditional academic boundaries to create an interdisciplinary program that will serve you well in many different professions.

TU students in class

This program offers a core curriculum that provides a foundation in research, writing and the liberal arts. A culminating seminar emphasizes a major project and provides the capstone for your program of study. A key theme of the culminating seminar is globalization and the changing workplace.

Two Program Concentrations

You have the option to select from two areas of concentration:

  • Individualized plan of study — Create your own degree plan with the assistance and approval of the program director.
  • Art history This concentration is designed for graduate students with a focused interest in art history who may be interested in pursuing a professional position in museums, galleries or non-profit arts organizations.

Degree Requirements

View admission and degree requirements in the Graduate Catalog.

Meet Program Director James Smith

Why Towson?

  • The beautiful 322-acre campus is in close proximity to the nation’s leading cultural institutions and major federal organization and agencies.  
  • Small classes taught by experienced faculty give you a real opportunity to interact with your instructors and fellow classmates.
  • The curriculum enlarges your view of the world and prepares you to work in a diverse global environment.