2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    May 24, 2019  
2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The University



History

Since its founding, Loyola has challenged itself to remain grounded in a centuries-old tradition of Jesuit, liberal arts education, while continually seeking to adapt to changing circumstances. This commitment to both its historic foundations and the institution it has become underscores the rationale behind Loyola's decision to change its designation to Loyola University Maryland in 2009.

Loyola rose from humble beginnings in 1852 as the first college in the United States to bear the name of Saint Ignatius Loyola. Loyola was initially headquartered in a house on Holliday Street in downtown Baltimore-a site marked by a commemorative plaque in what is now Baltimore's War Memorial Plaza. Due to its increasing enrollment, Loyola moved in 1855 to a new facility at Calvert and Madison Streets-now the home of Center Stage, Baltimore's intimate theatre for professional drama groups and the Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy, a Jesuit middle school for boys. Loyola moved to its present home on the Baltimore Campus in 1921.

Today, Loyola is a Catholic comprehensive university with approximately 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students representing two-thirds of the United States and 20 foreign countries. The University's graduate programs, most of which are practitioner-oriented and designed for professionals seeking a greater level of expertise and satisfaction in their careers, span a broad spectrum.

The Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J., School of Business and Management offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Finance (MSF), and Executive MBA programs tailored for professionals at different stages in their careers. It also offers the Emerging Leaders MBA program, designed for recent undergraduates and those with a few years of professional experience. The Sellinger School's 1988 accreditation (which was reaffirmed in 1999 and 2011) by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business reinforced its commitment to providing the best education to Baltimore's business leaders. The traditional MBA program began in 1967 and it, along with the Executive MBA program (established in 1973 and one of the first of its kind in the United States), has provided quality business education to the Baltimore region for several decades. In Fall 2014, Loyola started a specialized Master of Accounting (M.Acc.). The full-time, 12-month cohort program is designed for those with an undergraduate degree in accounting (or equivalent accounting coursework) who are seeking the 30 additional credits required to obtain licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

The graduate program in psychology was established in 1968 to help prepare students to complete doctoral training in clinical or counseling psychology through a research-oriented master's program. Three years later, Loyola added a practitioner-based, master's-level training model to prepare students to work under the supervision of a licensed psychologist or to pursue doctoral training. The graduate psychology program, which trains students in both theory and skill development and offers field experiences at numerous sites throughout Baltimore, was expanded in 1996 to include a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology. The Psy.D. program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The Psychology Department also offers certificate and prelicensure enrollment options for individuals seeking to complete the requirements for the Maryland Board of Examiners' Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) examination.

The Pastoral Counseling Department-whose programs integrate religious philosophy with practical behavioral science-offers the only accredited, advanced degree programs of their kind in the United States. Pastoral counseling was initially introduced in 1976 as a master's degree within the Psychology Department. Due to the program's unique offerings and subsequent growth, an independent Pastoral Counseling Department was established in 1984. The Master of Science (M.S.) program was expanded in 1990 to include a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pastoral Counseling, and in 1997, a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Spiritual and Pastoral Care was introduced. Today, the various degree, certificate, and prelicensure programs within the Pastoral Counseling Department attract students from across the country and around the world.

Since its inception in 1971, the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences has provided practitioner-oriented classroom study and clinical practice to professionals throughout the country. Accredited by the Educational Standards Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the two-year, full-time speech pathology program features clinical observation and practicum opportunities through the Loyola's Clinical Centers and an extensive network of externship sites.

The School of Education, which marked its official launch in Fall 2009, builds on the long-standing achievements of Loyola's former Department of Education. Its primary aim is to develop highly effective and ethical educational leaders and change agents who share the University's convictions about, and commitment to, bringing about social justice by improving education for all children, especially those who have suffered most from an inadequate system. The graduate programs in education, the first of which were the Master of Education (M.Ed.) and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Education, blend theory with practice in their mission to train tomorrow's educators. In 2002, Loyola's education programs received accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); they were reaccredited in 2007. Also in 2007, Loyola began offering an M.Ed. in Kodály Music Education, and it received approval from the Maryland State Department of Education to offer the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.). Education courses are offered at the Baltimore, Columbia, and Timonium Campuses.

Loyola University Maryland adheres to its Jesuit, liberal arts tradition through its liberal studies program. Designed for those who require greater expertise in their field or desire a greater breadth of knowledge, the program blends the traditional with the innovative. The usual graduate school emphasis on research is replaced with an emphasis on reading and study, with course topics ranging from business and urban planning to sociology, psychology, literature, and creative writing. In short, the liberal studies program-which awards a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Liberal Studies-exists for all who believe that the mind constantly needs to be challenged and enriched.

In 2012, Loyola began offering a Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.). The M.T.S. is a rigorous program designed to offer students both a broad exposure to the Christian tradition and a variety of theological specialties. The program allows students to explore a topic in depth through the preparation of a thesis, and it can be an excellent preparation for beginning a Ph.D. or further work in fields such as library science, education, ministry, social work, law, or publishing. All classes take place on the Baltimore Campus. The program is designed to be completed in two years for full-time students and four years for part-time students. In 2014, Loyola began offering a three-year, part-time Postbaccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.) in Theology and Ministry for those who wish to further their academic theological education, but who are not interested in pursuing an academic career.

In Fall 2013, Loyola launched a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Emerging Media. The M.A. is an intensive program designed for working professionals, recent college graduates, and those generally interested in improving their understanding of emerging media. Participants master the skills needed to communicate effectively using new and emerging media platforms within defined contexts and professional settings, as well as explore the social, cultural, psychological, and economic impact of new communications platforms. All but two required classes are taken online. The program is designed to be completed in 12 months for full-time students and up to 44 months for part-time students.

A loyal alumni population, strong corporate and civic support, a diverse body of graduate programs, and the dedication and expertise of the faculty have all helped make Loyola the institution it is today and assure that the education offered at Loyola remains relevant in an ever-changing world.

Mission

Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, the University will inspire students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world.

Vision

The education of men and women of compassion and competence, imbued with the desire to seek in all things the greater glory of God, represents the enduring aspiration of Loyola University Maryland. That ideal, first elucidated by Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus and namesake of this University, continues to guide Loyola as it strives to lead students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends forward to the promise of an examined life of intellectual, social, and spiritual discernment.

In pursuing these goals, Loyola asserts a bold ambition: that the University will be the leading Catholic, comprehensive university in the United States. The standards by which we measure that achievement will be many: the enrollment of outstanding students; the creation of a diverse and supportive community; the cultivation of a rigorous intellectual climate; the scholarly achievements of the faculty; the recognition of peers; the intellectual and professional attainments and generosity of spirit of the alumni.

Loyola will do so by providing undergraduate students with a liberal education that transforms them, that ensures they place the highest value on the intellectual life, and that instills in them an understanding that leadership and service to the world are intimately connected. Likewise, Loyola will be a recognized leader in graduate education, offering programs which are responsive to the needs of the professional and academic communities it serves, inspiring its graduate students to leadership, and inculcating in them the knowledge that service to the larger world is a defining measure of their professional responsibilities fully understood.

In all of this, Loyola University Maryland will remain ever mindful of the Jesuit precept that the aim of all education ultimately is the ennoblement of the human spirit.

Values

From the time of their founding four-and-a-half centuries ago, Jesuits-beginning with their founder, Saint Ignatius Loyola-have had a distinctive way of looking at life. Their characteristic Ignatian worldview has permeated their educational and spiritual apostolates, and has been shared with hundreds of thousands of women and men formed by Jesuit teaching and pastoral care. This Ignatian worldview includes the following characteristic notes or emphases:

  • Openness and enthusiasm toward the whole of God's richly diverse creation and for the human person as its crowning glory;
  • Hopefulness and pragmatism in seeking graced solutions to life's challenges through creative use of all available gifts and resources, tempered by realism and compassion about the reality of human weakness;
  • Sustained critical attention to motivations and choices based on the conviction that individuals, through the exercise of their freedom, exert a real influence on their world and one another for good or for evil; and
  • Commitment to a life of growing integrity and increasing service to God and others after the Gospel model of Jesus Christ.

As a Jesuit, Catholic university founded in 1852, Loyola University Maryland adopts and adapts these characteristic emphases of the Ignatian heritage and reflects them in its life and work. Loyola's Jesuit tradition was complemented and enriched by the tradition of the Mercy Sisters when the Loyola joined with Mount Saint Agnes College in 1971; and Loyola continues to remember and to recognize with gratitude the gifts which it received as a result of that joining. One of the particular ways in which Loyola preserves its religious heritage while recognizing and incorporating the necessary openness to pluralism, which is characteristic of American higher education today, is by encouraging all of its constituents to cultivate and to live by the following core values: academic excellence, focus on the whole person, integrity and honesty, diversity, community, justice, service, leadership, discernment, and the constant challenge to improve.

Learning Goals

Master Knowledge and Skills

  • Master the skills, methods, and knowledge appropriate to the discipline
  • Synthesize knowledge using interdisciplinary approaches
  • Acquire the tools to continue professional development and lifelong learning

Think Critically

  • Access, analyze, and evaluate information effectively
  • Disseminate and communicate information effectively

Manifest Leadership and Social Responsibility in the Workplace and Community

  • Understand and value individual differences and have the skills for working effectively in a diverse and changing world
  • Comprehend the ethical principles appropriate to the discipline, have the ability to identify ethical dilemmas, and understand the frameworks for selecting and defending a right course of action
  • Contribute professionally and personally to the broader community
  • Consider issues of justice in making decisions

Diversity Statement

Loyola University Maryland values the benefits in diversity and is committed to creating a community which recognizes the inherent value and dignity of each person. As a community, the University actively promotes an awareness of and sensitivity toward differences of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, culture, sexual orientation, gender Identity, religion, age, and disabilities among students, faculty, administrators, and staff.

Campuses and Buildings

Loyola University Maryland maintains three campuses in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. One, a traditional collegiate campus in northern Baltimore City, primarily houses undergraduate programs. The Timonium and Columbia campuses focus on graduate programs. For maps and driving directions, visit www.loyola.edu/about/directions.

Baltimore Campus

The Alumni Memorial Chapel, dedicated to Loyola alumni who served in World War I and World War II, was constructed in 1952 and renovated in 1993. The Chapel is the physical and spiritual center of the campus. Sixteen large, stained-glass windows along the Chapel's nave depict major Jesuit saints, while Catholic history is illustrated in the stained-glass windows at the four terminals of the nave and the transept. Seven smaller windows depict historic shrines from around the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Above the front facade of the Chapel is the statue of Our Lady of Evergreen, donated in 1952 by Fulton Oursler, senior editor of Reader's Digest and author of The Greatest Story Ever Told.

Located beneath the Chapel, Cohn Hall houses Campus Ministry. Just south of the Chapel is a September 11 Memorial, partially funded by a gift from the Class of 2003.

Until March 1992, the large Tudor-style mansion at the center of the quadrangle served as the home of Loyola's Jesuit community. Now called The Reverend Francis Xavier Knott, S.J., Humanities Center, the building underwent a major expansion and renovation in 1993 to fulfill the goal of centralizing academic and administrative offices. The Humanities Center houses the President's Office and the office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Communications; offices for Undergraduate Admission, the Counseling Center, Financial Aid; International Programs, and the Center for Community Service and Justice; faculty offices for the Departments of Classics, English, History, Philosophy, Theology, and a high-technology Honors seminar room; lecture-style classrooms; a conference room; and a dining area.

The mansion was initially built by the prominent Garrett family in 1895 as a wedding gift to the Garretts' son, who died while on an extended trip to Europe before the building was completed. Later, the building served as a rehabilitation center for blind veterans of World War I before Loyola acquired it in 1921.

Beatty Hall, originally named the Jenkins Science Building, was completed in 1922 and renovated in 1974, 1980, and 1995. The structure, built with locally quarried stone, houses departments within the School of Education and the Departments of Psychology and Sociology. After its 1974 renovation, the building was renamed in honor of the Reverend Vincent F. Beatty, S.J., who served as Loyola's president from 1955-1964.

Jenkins Hall opened just before Thanksgiving in 1929, and its highlight was the library on its top floor. Until its closure for renovation in January 2000, it served as the center for the Sellinger School of Business and Management. The refurbished facility now houses administrative offices, Academic Affairs for Varsity Athletics, and The Study-a spacious student study area on the third floor. The Study offers academic support services for all students and features tutoring spaces, computer stations and informal seating areas for quiet study. The Study is also home to an installation of portraits of many of Loyola's past presidents.

Xavier Hall is located between Beatty and Jenkins Halls. Originally a small chapel in Baltimore's Mount Washington neighborhood, the structure was donated by the pastor of the Shrine of the Sacred Heart. In Fall 1924, the chapel was systematically disassembled, trucked to the Baltimore Campus, and reconstructed during the remainder of the year. It formally opened as St. Francis Xavier Chapel on February 2, 1925. After the Alumni Memorial Chapel opened in 1952, Xavier Hall was converted into a student lounge until the 1970s when it was renovated into offices to accommodate the expanding needs of the Sellinger School of Business and Management. Once the Sellinger School building was completed, Xavier Hall was renovated and now houses the office of the Dean of the School of Education.

In 1965, Loyola expanded its classroom facilities with the addition of the five-story building, Maryland Hall. Named to acknowledge a 1962 grant from the state, the structure initially served as an engineering and science building. Maryland Hall now houses the Academic Advising and Support Center, the office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Messina, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, a language learning center, the Records Office, Student Administrative Services, the Writing Department, the Writing Center, and classrooms. A major renovation, completed in 2002, increased academic space; added high-technology classrooms; and created a new, state-of-the-art language resource center.

The Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J., School of Business and Management, a 50,000-square-foot classroom and office building which opened in January 2000, is adjacent to Maryland Hall and anchors Loyola's academic quadrangle. The facility, which features a five-story atrium, houses 10 classrooms, five seminar rooms, four conference rooms, the Dean's office, faculty offices, and a student lounge. It also houses the Student Experiential Learning Lab (SELL). Completed in 2010, the state-of-the-art SELL offers Loyola students access to the same technology, equipment, and real-time updates used by professionals in today's financial markets.

Donnelly Science Center was completed in 1978. Its construction enabled Loyola to expand and upgrade its science facilities to include laboratories, workshops and a number of faculty offices. The building also houses the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Science, and their associated teaching/research labs. A 2011 expansion added state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms and faculty offices to the facility, reflecting Loyola's commitment to science instruction and research.

Knott Hall, completed in 1989, adjoins the Donnelly Science Center. It houses the Departments of Physics and Mathematics and Statistics; Instructional Technology; Technology Services; lecture-style classrooms; two high-technology lecture halls; terminal rooms; the computer center; five high-technology classrooms; and three computer labs. The USF&G Pedestrian Bridge links the east side of the campus with the west section and provides an upper-level entrance to the building.

The DeChiaro College Center is a long, rectangular five-story building that opened in 1985. It houses the Julio Fine Arts Wing, containing faculty offices for the Department of Fine Arts; a rehearsal room; music practice rooms; an art gallery; a high-technology classroom, as well as studio classrooms for drama, art, and music; and a fully-equipped photography center. In addition, the wing contains the Career Center and the McManus Theatre, which has a seating capacity of 300.

The College Center underwent a major renovation that was completed in 2007. The new space includes offices for the Departments of Communication and Fine Arts, several conference rooms, and a black box theatre. The center also houses Reitz Arena, which contains a gymnasium with three basketball courts and a seating capacity of 2,000. The facilities also include a weight room, training rooms, locker rooms, a VIP lounge, and athletics offices.

The Andrew White Student Center is named for the Reverend Andrew White, S.J., who was part of a small group of English Catholics who helped found the state of Maryland when the first expedition landed in 1634. The Student Center- a popular hub on the Baltimore Campus- was renovated in 2000. It features a food court, dining facility, and lounge areas, as well as a bookstore, reading room, post office, program and office space, and student mailboxes. The center houses both the Athletics Department and the office of Student Activities.

Ignatius House is home to Loyola's Jesuit community. Formerly Millbrook House, the three-story, stone mansion was built in the 1920s and acquired by Loyola in 1957. Expanded, renovated, and renamed in 1991, it now contains a small chapel and Jesuit living quarters.

The Loyola/Notre Dame Library, located midway between Loyola and Notre Dame of Maryland University, opened in 1973. The library, a joint venture of the two institutions, is unique in being governed by a special corporation established by both but distinct from either institution. The striking, four-story building is situated at a point where both campuses meet, on the banks of a small stream which was dammed to form a reflecting pool.

Students are encouraged to make extensive use of the library and its resources, which include approximately 700,000 books, e-books, and periodicals encompassing extensive collections in the humanities and social sciences, particularly in the areas of Catholic studies, education, management, and psychology. The media services department offers a particularly strong collection of more than 18,585 DVD and other media titles representing the best in educational productions, film classics, and contemporary works, as well as hundreds of print periodical subscriptions. In 2008, the library was expanded and renovated to provide added computer facilities, several high-tech classrooms, a digital media center, a 100-seat auditorium, and a variety of seating areas for individual or group study. The Loyola University Maryland Archives is housed in the library.

The library has become a leader in implementing digital technology among teaching institutions. It is the first academic library of its type in the nation to provide simultaneous searching capability of 51,000 electronic journal titles across multiple databases. Working with the Maryland Interlibrary Consortium in 2002, the library installed the Voyager integrated online library system in concert with Hood College, Mount Saint Mary's University, and Washington Adventist University (formerly Columbia Union College). Through the consortium, the library shares book holdings of more than one million titles and allows online, reciprocal borrowing by all faculty and students at each institution, with the material delivered within 24 hours to the home library. Access to these technologies and extensive collections is available through the library's website (www.loyola.edu/library). The library also provides a live, 24-hour, online reference service to assist Loyola students and faculty with their information needs.

The Facilities Building, located on the east side of campus, houses offices for facilities/project management and sustainability, as well as support operations for the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police. A number of facilities are situated opposite. The Technology Services Training Center is housed at 300 Radnor Avenue. The John Early House is home to the Department of Military Science. Institutional Research and the Fine Arts Printmaking Studio are located in the Justin Ocher House. McEneany Cottage is used by the Department of Psychology for faculty research activities, and the St. Alphonsus Rodriguez House provides a venue for Campus Ministry.

Cardinal John Henry Newman Towers houses faculty offices for the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, administrative offices, residence halls, and a dining facility.

The Fitness and Aquatic Center opened in Fall 2000. The 115,000-square-foot facility features basketball, volleyball, and squash courts; the Mangione Aquatic Center with a pool, diving area, and seats for 500 spectators; running tracks; an indoor climbing wall; a 6,000-square-foot fitness center; and smaller activity rooms and offices.

In March 2010, Loyola celebrated the grand opening of The Reverend Harold Ridley, S.J., Athletic Complex, a 6,000-seat facility that is home to its men's and women's lacrosse and soccer teams. Located two miles west of the Baltimore Campus, the Ridley Athletic Complex features a Sportexe Momentum synthetic turf competition field; video scoreboard; practice field; training facilities; locker rooms for home teams, visitors, coaches, and officials; athletics staff offices; press, presidential, and VIP boxes; concession areas; and event space. The McClure Tennis Center, which opened in April 2015, features eight courts with lights, a locker room facility, spectator seating, and a parking lot.

The Loyola Clinical Centers at Belvedere Square serve as a training venue for Loyola graduate students, as well as a multidisciplinary center for the greater Baltimore community. The Clinical Centers offer a holistic approach to assessment, treatment, and consultation for clients and their families. The unique collaboration of the Departments of Pastoral Counseling, Psychology, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, and Teacher Education affords a comprehensive evaluation process for clients, as well as a unique learning environment for the training and professional development of Loyola students.

In Spring 1998, Loyola acquired a 3.79-acre parcel and building at 5104 York Road, a half-mile from the Baltimore Campus. The property provides additional parking facilities and is home to a variety of administrative offices such as the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police, Transportation and Parking, and Printing and Mailing Services. The annex building at this location houses the York Road Initiative office.

In 1999, Loyola acquired a building at 5000 York Road that currently houses a variety of administrative offices.

In 2014, Loyola acquired 4806 York Road, which houses administrative offices for Technology Services. That same year the Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., Alumni House opened adjacent to Armiger House on Cold Spring Lane. The office of alumni relations is located there.

The Graduate Center - Columbia Campus

Located in Howard County and convenient to Interstate 95, U.S. Route 29 and Maryland Route 175, the Columbia Campus is home to full-time graduate programs in pastoral counseling, speech-language-hearing sciences, and the Washington Montessori Institute. Evening programs include a full range of graduate courses in business, as well as offerings in education specialties, liberal studies, computer science, and teacher education. In addition, the Columbia Speech and Language Center offers clinical services to the community while providing supervised practicum for graduate students in the speech-language-hearing sciences program.

The Columbia Center offers modern classrooms with executive-style seating for 30 to 40 students; technology classrooms; Montessori practice rooms; treatment and adjacent observation rooms for the Columbia extension of the Loyola Clinical Centers; and a hands-on science classroom. Student services include a networked computer lab with 24-hour access, two lounges with computers (one with 24-hour access), group meeting spaces, a bookstore annex, a writing center, and a career center.

The Graduate Center - Timonium Campus

Located adjacent to Interstate 83, one mile north of the Baltimore Beltway, the Timonium Campus provides classroom facilities and administrative office space for graduate programs in business, computer science, education specialties, liberal studies, and pastoral counseling as well as offerings in teacher education. The Offices of Graduate Admission, Graduate Financial Aid, Advancement, and Marketing and Communications are also located here.

This state-of-the-art facility offers spacious, high-technology classrooms with executive-style seating for 36 to 50 students; a computer science classroom; conference and small group rooms; a counseling lab; and a hands-on science classroom. Student services include programming space, a computer lab with 24-hour access, a bookstore annex, a student lounge, a writing center, and a career center.

Services

ALANA Services

The Department of ALANA Services and others on campus offer services to enhance the educational experience for African, Asian, Latin, and Native American students, as well as helping women and international students to have a successful experience at Loyola. The department works with Admission, academic departments, and Human Resources to assist in the recruitment of students, faculty, administrators, and staff who are African, Asian, Latin, and Native American. In addition, the department sponsors research to evaluate the progress made in increasing the diversity of the student body.

Bookstore

The bookstore is managed by Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, and it has a location at each campus: Baltimore (410‑617‑2291), Columbia (410‑617‑7622), and Timonium (410‑617‑1970). In addition to new and used textbooks, the store offers rentals and e-books. The store also has a selection of Loyola clothing and gifts, general reading books, school supplies, and snacks.

Textbooks and supplies required for courses taught at each campus may only be purchased at the bookstore located on that campus or by visiting www.loyola.bncollege.com. Course materials ship via UPS when available.

The Career Center

The services of the Career Center are available to all Loyola students, graduates, and alumni/ae. The staff maintains a resource library, a schedule of career and job-readiness workshops, and a regular program of on-campus interviews with potential employers. A web-based database system called HireLOYOLA is available to coordinate the job search process via resume development, on-campus interviews, networking, and a resume referral system. Students are welcome to meet by appointment with a career advisor to explore the resources and services of the center. The Career Center is located on the Baltimore Campus in the DeChiaro College Center, First Floor, West Wing, Room 002; 410‑617‑2232; email: thecareercenter@loyola.edu; website: www.loyola.edu/thecareercenter. Evening hours are available at all three campuses; contact the center for hours of operation.

Disability Support Services

The Disability Support Services (DSS) office ensures students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fulfill Loyola's mission of learning, leading, and serving in a diverse and changing world. DSS provides students with disabilities access to the University's services and programs by coordinating accommodations and supports. On a case-by-case basis, DSS reviews documentation of disability, recommends classroom and/or program accommodations, and coordinates supports. Examples of common accommodations include alternative arrangements for tests, note-takers, reading material in alternative format, sign language interpreters, adaptive equipment, and parking assistance.

A student must self-identify and register with DSS by completing a DSS registration form, providing documentation of disability, and attending an intake meeting. Documentation must meet the University's guidelines, and information is confidentially housed in the DSS office.

DSS is located in Newman Towers West, Room 107. To schedule an appointment, students may call 410‑617‑2062/5137/2750 or e-mail dss@loyola.edu. For more information, visit www.loyola.edu/dss.

Health Insurance

All graduate students enrolled in full-time graduate programs are automatically enrolled in the University's student health insurance plan provided through United Healthcare Insurance Company unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished. For more information on plan benefits or to enroll or waive, visit www.firststudent.com. For more information on the Loyola health insurance plan, contact Loyola's insurance broker at 800-346-4075, ext. 1607 or Loyola@rcmd.com.

Housing

The Office of Student Life can provide assistance to graduate students in obtaining off-campus housing. For information on the options available, visit www.loyola.edu/studentlife.

International Student Services

The Office of International Student Services (OISS) assists international undergraduate, graduate, and exchange students at the prospective, current, and postgraduate levels in areas such as immigration, maintaining legal status, visas, travel, academics, employment, cultural adjustment, and personal/social matters and concerns. A New International Student Orientation program is offered each semester. In addition, the office periodically organizes social events and trips, providing international students with the opportunity to explore areas outside of Baltimore and meet other Loyola students.

The role of OISS also includes serving as the primary liaison for university departments, governmental (federal, state, and local) agencies, and community contacts that work with international students. The office works with the Department of Homeland Security to issue immigration documents for all incoming F-1 international students.

OISS is located in the Humanities Center, First Floor, Suite 141. The Office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Students may call 410‑617‑5245 to schedule an appointment.

Loyola/Notre Dame Library

Students are encouraged to make extensive use of the library and its resources. The library catalogue is shared by three other academic libraries, providing ready access to nearly 850,000 titles, including more than 555,000 e-books. Books in the catalogue not owned by Loyola/Notre Dame may be requested online and shipped within two days. Current and bound periodicals, DVDs, and other media are also available at the library.

The library's website (www.loyola.edu/library) serves as a gateway to a variety of resources. A discovery service called Seeker enables students to find books, articles, and other resources on a topic with a single search. Students have access to numerous databases, including PsycINFO, Business Source Premier, ATLA (religion), ERIC (education), ComDisDome (speech and hearing), Academic Search Complete, and ScienceDirect. There is electronic access to full-text articles from over 45,000 periodicals. Research guides to a wide range of disciplines and topics provide students with links to many online resources and help guides. Students can connect with these resources from any computer on Loyola's campus network, including library workstations. Databases can be accessed from off-campus computers by current students who are registered library users. The library is wireless-enabled and provides in-house loans of laptops.

Librarians in the Research/Instruction Department assist students in selecting, searching, evaluating, and citing various information sources. Students can ask questions by phone, e-mail, 24/7 chat or instant messaging. Books and articles not owned by the library can usually be acquired through interlibrary loan within 24 hours. Customer Services Department staff are available to assist with reserve materials and copying/printing facilities. Students at the Timonium and Columbia Campuses can request books the library owns to be sent to those campuses for pickup. Periodical articles that the library owns only in bound form will be scanned and e-mailed to students. Many reserve readings are available electronically on the library's website.

The library building features several high-tech classrooms, a digital media/adaptive technology lab, a 96-seat auditorium, a screening room, and a variety of seating areas for individual or group study. Computer workstations are located on all four floors. Hours of operation are posted on the library's website.

Parking

All students are required to register their vehicles with the University, and the vehicle registration must be presented with the application.

Baltimore Campus

Parking permits are available from Student Administrative Services at a cost of $10 per year. Students may park on the Cathedral and York Road lots or Butler lot; however, length of stay on the Butler lot is restricted from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Free shuttle service is available to all areas of the campus. The Baltimore parking permit is also valid at the Columbia and Timonium Campuses.

Columbia/Timonium Campuses

Parking permits are available free of charge at the Reception Desk of either campus, however, neither permit is valid on the Baltimore Campus. Students attending classes at Baltimore and Columbia or Baltimore and Timonium are expected to register their vehicles at the Baltimore Campus.

Post Office

The Student Post Office is located on the first floor of the College Center. Students can purchase stamps and money orders, send faxes, and mail packages via the U.S. Postal Service or UPS. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, with package pick up until 4:30 p.m. The Post Office accepts cash or Evergreen payment.

Records Office

The Records Office (Maryland Hall 141) provides services during the following hours:

Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For online information regarding registration, graduation, student services, course offerings, forms, calendars, and other helpful links, visit www.loyola.edu/records.

Student Administrative Services

Student Administrative Services (Maryland Hall 140) provides services Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.loyola.edu/department/financialservices/sas.

Student Health and Education Services

The Student Health Center provides outpatient care during the academic year. It is located at 4502-A Seton Court; hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. After-hours medical care is provided by Sinai Hospital, 410‑583‑9396.

For an appointment call 410‑617‑5055. For additional information, you may visit the Student Health Services webpage at www.loyola.edu/department/studenthealth.

Technology Services

Loyola students have access to the Student Technology Center (STC), which is responsible for the management and oversight of all student interaction with Loyola's technology. The STC strives to maintain awareness of students' technology needs and to stay current with the challenging and dynamic methods used to learn and to socialize in an academic environment. Students with technology questions or concerns can reach the STC by phone, 410‑617‑5555; e-mail, ots@loyola.edu; or in person, Knott Hall 003.

Some technology highlights include:

  • Inside.Loyola, an online campus portal for the Loyola community that offers access to student news, web-hosted software, e-mail, and campus communications.
  • Student e-mail accounts powered by Microsoft 0365. Students can access Loyola e-mail by going to http://houndmail.loyola.edu, Microsoft Outlook, or Outlook Web Access through the Inside Loyola portal. Loyola e-mail features include address books, calendaring, and SPAM control.
  • Moodle, the course management system students use for their academic work. Moodle is accessible through the Inside Loyola portal.
  • Wireless internet service is available in all residence halls and in all academic buildings. Technology Services recommends that students connect to Loyola's encrypted wifi network (HoundNet-Stud).
  • Cable television service is available to all residential students.
  • General purpose computer labs are located on the Baltimore Campus in various academic buildings and residence halls, as well as the Columbia and Timonium Campuses. Most labs have 24-hour access via student ID card. Labs may contain PCs, Macs, and printers.

To learn more about the technology resources available, visit www.loyola.edu/ots/newstudent.