Towson University – Baltimore County, Maryland

The second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland, Towson University (TU) offers a welcoming environment for living and learning, close to the area’s top educational, cultural and community hubs. TU’s beautiful 329-acre suburban campus is located eight miles north of Baltimore and less than an hour’s drive from Washington, D.C.

Towson University offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines and has 22,500 current students.

Programmes of study

Towson University offers a range of programmes of study that include Business, Education, Art and Design, Music, Acting, Communication, History and so on. Full details of the majors on offer can be found on the Towson University website.

Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at Towson University.

DMU student stories

Felix’s life-changing exchange experience in the USA

Felix Austin-Ricketts a third year Forensic Science student, spent a year studying at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. Below, he shares his experience of living, studying, and travelling in the United States.  Why did you decide to study on exchange? I have always wanted to increase my confidence and get out of my comfort zone, but with…

Travel & accommodation

Visas & insurance

  • Visas – To take part in this exchange you are responsible for ensuring that you meet US immigration requirements.
  • Insurance – DMU insurance is not sufficient for studying on exchange in the United States, and students are required to purchase health insurance while attending Towson University.


Living costs in the US tend to be higher than those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have a created a simple cost comparison between the UK and USA: