Admission Requirements & Deadlines

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Application Deadlines

Priority will be given to students whose application and transcripts have been received by April 1 for fall and November 1 for spring admission. Students who miss the priority deadline may contact the program director via email at jballengee@towson.edu to inquire if space is still available for the forthcoming semester. 

Global Humanities Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university* and a 3.00 minimum undergraduate GPA for full admission or 2.75 for conditional admission. 
  • A statement of intent (500 words) indicating the goals you hope to achieve via the M.A. program in Global Humanities and any background you may have in this or related fields. 
  • A research paper in any liberal arts discipline.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Email addresses of recommenders must be entered on application

Graduate Admission Requirements

Total Units:  36 credit hours

Students may fulfill the 36 required credit hours through one of the following courses of study:

  • Thesis Option: Successful completion of the introductory seminar (3 credits), 6 interdisciplinary thematic seminars (3 credits each or 18 total credit hours), and 3 elective seminars* (3 credits each or 9 total credit hours), culminating in the Master’s thesis (6 total credit hours).
  • Anthology Option: Successful completion of the introductory seminar (3 credits), 6 interdisciplinary thematic seminars (3 credits each or 18 total credit hours), and 5 elective seminars* (3 credits each or 15 total credit hours), with an anthology submitted at the end of the final semester.
  • Internship Option: Successful completion of the introductory seminar (3 credits), 6 interdisciplinary thematic seminars (3 credits each or 18 total credit hours), and 4 elective seminars* (3 credits each or 12 total credit hours), plus one 3-credit internship, with an anthology submitted at the end of the final semester.

*Elective credits may include topics seminars in the program, graduate seminars in related fields (approved by the director), or internships. However, no more than 6 credits of internship may count toward the degree.  All internships must be approved by the director and shall include a reflective, written component.

Non-immigrant international students: See additional admission information in Graduate Admissions.

*See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions