2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Dec 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalogue

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 liberal arts university with more than 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students representing three-quarters of the United States and 54 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) in full and part-time formats. The Professional's MBA is a self-paced program tailored to working professionals from all academic and industry backgrounds seeking a customizable MBA curriculum. The Emerging Leaders MBA program is a one-year program designed for recent undergraduates and early career professionals. In Fall 2014, Loyola started a specialized Master of Accounting (MAcc). 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 Sellinger School currently offers a Master of Science in Finance (MSF), however, the program is under review and not currently accepting new students.

The Sellinger School's 1988 accreditation (reaffirmed in 1999, 2011, and 2016) 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 Sellinger School is one of less than 10% of business schools nationwide and 1.5% in the world dually accredited in both accounting and business. 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.

The first graduate program in psychology, a research-oriented master's program, would be established in 1968 to prepare students for entry into doctoral training in either clinical or counseling psychology. 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 (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology. The PsyD 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.

In 2018, the graduate master's program would be replaced with the Master of Science in Clinical Professional Counseling. The 60-credit program is designed to prepare students to become master's-level mental health practitioners while providing the necessary coursework to eventually become Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC or Professional Counselor) in the state of Maryland or receive a similar credential in other states.

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 (MS) program was expanded in 1990 to include a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Pastoral Counseling. In 2017 a University decision to close the Pastoral Counseling department and associated program was announced.  During the program teach-out only Pastoral Counseling courses will be offered.

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 Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the two-year, fiver semester, full-time Master of Science in Speech-Language-Pathology program features academic preparation and practicum opportunities through the Loyola's Clinical Centers and an extensive network of externship sites in the baltimore area and beyond.

The School of Education marked its official launch in Fall 2009.  The primary aim is to support 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. The graduate programs in education blend theory with practice in their mission to prepare tomorrow's educators in the areas of Curriculum and Instruction for Social Justice, Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Kodály Music Education, Literacy Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, Montessori Education, School Counseling, and Teaching English Language Learners.

The School of Education programs are recognized by Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) for School Counseling. Education courses are offered at the Baltimore, Columbia, and Timonium Campuses, as well as online and through site-based locations in various counties throughout the state of Maryland.

In 2012, Loyola began offering a Master of Theological Studies (MTS). The MTS 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 PhD 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 (PBC) 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 2019, Loyola began offering an accelerated MTS, allowing Loyola undergraduate students to start taking MTS classes during their senior year.

In Fall 2013, Loyola launched an online Master of Arts (MA) in Emerging Media. The MA 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 courses are taken online, asynchronously. The program is designed to be completed in 12 months for full-time students and up to 44 months for part-time students. Beginning in Fall 2018, the Emerging Media program added a Health Communications specialization and online Certificate option to professionals seeking to become communication leaders in the fields of health and wellness.

Beginning in Spring 2017, Loyola has offered a new Master of Science in Data Science program that blends the computer science, statistics, and business courses necessary to prepare students for competitive careers in the fast-growing data science field. The 31-credit, part-time program is based at Loyola's Graduate Center-Columbia Campus, with most classes designed in a hybrid format that blends in-class learning and online activities. The program has two specializations: a technical specialization and a business analytics specialization that allow students to tailor the program to their needs.

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 persons 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.

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 offices of the Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, the Vice President and Special Assistant to the President, and 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, Political Science, and Theology; 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 Garrett's 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.  The building is under renovation with the addition of the construction of the Fernandez Center for Innovation and Collaborative Learning, so it is not currently in use.

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, Student Athlete Support Services, and The Study—a spacious student study area on the third floor. The Study offers academic support services for all undergraduate and graduate students, including peer and professional tutoring, academic success workshops, one-on-one academic counseling, and time management and organization coaching.

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 and Graduate 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 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.  In 2018, the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CI&E) was launched and currently is house in the building.

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. The most recent expansion of Donnelly in 2011 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; the Office of Digital Teaching and Learning; Technology Services; Technology Training Center; lecture-style classrooms; two lecture halls (renovated in 2015); classrooms; and 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 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, as well as a music recording studio and the TV studio for Greycomm Studios.

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- features dining facilities, student gathering and study spaces, and program and office space. The Center houses the athletics department, ALANA services, student activities, the Center for Intercultural Engagement, and the office of student engagement.

In summer 2017, both the Loyola bookstore and post office - Stamp It! moved to a new location to a building adjacent to Diane Geppi-Aikens field. 

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. The library's website (www.loyola.edu/library) serves as a gateway to a variety of resources. A service called Seeker enables students to conduct a single search to find books, articles, and other resources on a topic. Students have access to numerous databases, including Literature Resource Center, Lexis-Nexis Academic, PsycINFO, Business Source Premier, Philosopher's Index, ATLA (religion), ERIC (education), Academic Search Complete, ScienceDirect and others.  The Library also provides access to full-text articles from over 55,000 journals, streaming media, and print materials. Research guides in a wide range of disciplines and topics provide students with links to many online resources. Students can access these resources in the Library, on campus or off campus by using their Loyola user name and password.

The Library is a member of the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI).  This membership provides access to over 9 million items located at the 17 USMAI libraries located throughout the state.  Items from these libraries are usually available within 2 days of placing a request.  The library is also a member of EAST (Eastern Academic Scholars Trust), a collaborative that provides access to over 6 million books.  Requests for articles placed through our Interlibrary Loan system are often available with 24 hours.  Some items may take longer depending on where the requested item is located.

Librarians in the Research/Instruction Department assist students in selecting, searching, evaluating, and citing various information sources. Students can ask questions by phone, email, 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. 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. Computers are located on all four floors. Hours of operation are posted on the library's website (www.loyola.edu/library).

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 John Early House is home to the Department of Military Science. 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.  Justin Ocher House is used as a Print Studio for the Fine Arts Department.

Cardinal John Henry Newman Towers houses faculty offices for the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, Disability Support Services, administrative offices, residence halls, and a dining facility.  The Department of Sociology is temporarily housed here during the renovation of Beatty Hall and the construction of the Fernandez Center for Innovation and Collaborative Learning.

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 synthetic turf competition field; video scoreboard; practice field; training facilities; an Air Dome, golf practice facility, 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 serves as a training venue for Loyola graduate students, as well as a multidisciplinary center for the greater Baltimore community. The Clinical Centers offers a holistic approach to assessment, treatment, and consultation for clients and their families. The unique collaboration of the Departments of 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 Mail 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 Human Resources and a variety of other 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 engagement 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 evening programs that include a full range of graduate courses in business, as well as offerings in education specialties, data science, and teacher education. 

The Columbia Center offers modern classrooms with executive-style seating for 32 to 40 students and treatment and adjacent observation rooms for the Columbia extension of the Loyola Clinical Centers. Student services include a networked computer lab and a student lounge; offering computer access.

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 and education specialties, as well as offerings in teacher education and speech-language-hearing sciences. 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; and a counseling lab. Student services include programming space, a computer lab with 24-hour access, a student lounge, and a writing center.

Services

ALANA Services

The Department of ALANA (African, Latino, Asian, Native American) Services offers programming and services to enhance the educational experience and foster the academic success for diverse students at Loyola. The department works with the Office of Admission and academic departments to assist in the recruitment and retention of diverse students who may identify as first generation college students, demonstrate significant financial need, and/or come from diverse backgrounds. In addition, the department promotes diversity and inclusion initiatives to support the increasing diversity of the student body.

Bookstore

The bookstore is managed by Barnes & Noble College Booksellers and is located on the Baltimore campus (410‑617‑2291). 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 all campuses may only be purchased at the bookstore or by visiting www.loyola.bncollege.com. Course materials ship via UPS when available.

Career Services

Whether you begin your journey at Loyola with a specific goal in mind or not, you're here because of your commitment to developing yourself and preparing for the next steps in your life. Loyola's Career Services team, in collaboration with a diverse set of on- and off-campus partners, helps students and alumni at whatever point they are in their career journeys, from the first day of undergraduate classes to late career changes. We've developed a unique four phase approach that we use to serve every student and alumni, assessing where they are and helping them make progress toward their goals. Program offerings include 1-1 counseling and coaching appointments, events and workshops on career readiness topics, job and internship connections, and fostering a robust student and alumni career networking community. The Career Center is located on the Evergreen Campus in the DeChiaro College Center, West Wing 002 (main entrance faces Maryland Hall); 410‑617‑2232; email: thecareercenter@loyola.edu; website: www.loyola.edu/careercenter.

Disability Support Services (DSS)

Disability Support Services' mission is to assist students with disabilities so they have equal opportunity to participate in all Loyola programs and activities. The DSS staff coordinates and arranges accommodations Disability Support Services' (DSS) mission is to assist students with disabilities so they have equal opportunity to participate in all Loyola programs and activities. The DSS staff coordinates and arranges accommodations and supports to ensure Loyola programs and activities are accessible. Additionally, DSS advocates for improved access and to eliminate barriers of any type (e.g., physical, programmatic, attitudinal, or electronic).

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 410‑617‑2062/7380/2750 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 is authorized by 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

Through the Loyola/Notre Dame Library's website (www.lndl.org), students may access an extensive array of books, journals, databases, and streaming videos to support research and learning. The Library's Seeker search enables students to find books, articles, and other resources on any topic. Research guides in a wide range of disciplines and topics provide students with links to many online resources. Students can access these resources in the Library, on campus, or off campus by using their Loyola username and password.

The Library is a member of the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI). This membership provides access to over nine million items located at the 17 USMAI libraries located throughout the state. Items from these libraries are usually available within two days of placing a request. The library is also a member of the Eastern Academic Scholars Trust (EAST), a collaborative that provides access to over six million books. Requests for books and articles not available in the Library's collection can be placed through the Interlibrary Loan system with articles often available within 24 hours. Books and other items may take longer depending on where the requested material is located.

Students may request help in-person, via email, by telephone, or through online chat—available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Information about copyright is available through a resource guide, workshops and individual consultations provided by a librarian in the Copyright Information Center. Access Services staff can assist with reserve materials and copying/printing facilities. Technology Services staff are available by appointment to support the certification process for use of the Library's Makerspace, called The Innovation Station, which provides access to 3-D printers and scanners, a large format printer, a sewing machine, hardware and software for music and video creation, and a one button video recording studio.  Finally, research appointments can be made with Archives & Special Collections for students seeking primary source materials from Loyola University Maryland's and Notre Dame of Maryland's institutional archives and special collections consisting of a variety of unique, rare, and out-of-print materials related to the institutions' histories. 

The Library is open seven days a week during the fall, spring, and summer semesters with many reserved spaces available to support research and learning. In addition to the 693 seats for individual study, the library building has a 96-seat auditorium, a 24 seat screening room, two computer instructional labs, a Digital Commons with the Innovation Station Makerspace, an Innovation space, seminar rooms, and the Collaboratory at the Library, an active learning space that accommodates up to 22 students in a flexible environment. Computers with adaptive technology to expand access to library resources for disabled users are located on all four floors. A cyber café and a multi-functional gallery used for events and flexible study space are also available.

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 Post Office - Stamp It! is located in the building adjacent to Dianne Geppi-Akins field. Students can purchase stamps, send faxes, and mail packages via the U.S. Postal Service, UPS or Federal Express. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, with package pick up until 5:30 p.m. The Post Office accepts cash, Evergreen, and credit cards for  payment.

Records Office

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

Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For online information regarding registration, graduation, student services, degree audit, 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.

The Study

The Study provides free academic support services, including a variety of study skills workshops, a nationally-certified peer tutoring program, one-one-one academic counseling, and time management and organization coaching. The Study is located on the third floor of Jenkins Hall. For more information or to register for services, visit www.loyola.edu/thestudy.

Technology Services

Loyola students have access to the Help Center, which is responsible for the management and oversight of all student interaction with Loyola's technology. The Help Center offers hardware and software support for student owned computers. Students with technology questions or concerns can reach the Help Center by phone, 410‑617‑5555; e-mail, ots@loyola.edu; on the web, https://ots.loyola.edu; or in person, Knott Hall 107.

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 email accounts powered by Microsoft Office 365. Students can access Loyola e-mail by going to https://houndmail.loyola.edu, Microsoft Outlook, or Outlook on the web through the Inside Loyola portal. Loyola e-mail features include address books, calendaring, and SPAM control, and online storage through Microsoft OneDrive for Business.
  • Moodle is the course management system students use for their academic work. Moodle is accessible through the Inside Loyola portal.
  • HoundPrint is a campus print/copy/scan service where a student can print documents from his/her computer, and retrieve at any Smart Printing device on campus by tapping his/her Loyola ID. Each semester at Loyola, students are issued a $15 print credit toward their printing needs. Once these credits are depleted, a student's Evergreen account is charged for printouts.
  • Wireless internet service is available in all residence halls and in all academic buildings. Technology Services recommends that students connect to Loyola's encrypted Wi-Fi network (HoundNet).
  • Cable television service is available to all residential students.
  • General purpose computer labs are located on the Evergreen Campus in various academic buildings and residence halls, as well as the Columbia and Timonium Campuses. Most labs have 24-hour access via the Loyola ID card. Labs may contain PCs, Macs, and printers.

To learn more about the technology resources available, visit the Loyola Service Portal.