2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Dec 07, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalogue

Admission


 


Application Procedures

Application Materials and Deadlines

Prospective applicants may apply for admission via the Loyola online graduate application system (www.loyola.edu/graduate) along with a $60 application fee. This fee is non-refundable and is not applied toward tuition if admitted.

Official transcripts from all degree-granting universities attended must be submitted as part of an application for graduate study. The program committees reserve the right to request official transcripts from all universities where an applicant attended but did not complete a degree.  All foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved international academic record evaluation service (visit the International Academic Records page for a list of approved services). Applicants may not submit a request for advanced standing or course waivers without providing an official transcript for the coursework in question.

Official English language examination scores are required for applicants who have not earned (or will not be earning) a bachelor's or higher degree from a college or university where English is the sole language of instruction. For additional details and a list of accepted English language exams, visit the English Language Examination Requirements page, www.loyola.edu/admission/graduate/international#EnglishReqs.

In addition to the materials listed above, Loyola graduate programs have specific application requirements and deadlines (Note: Application material requirements listed below are subject to change). For up-to-date information about these application requirements and deadlines, prospective students applying to Loyola's graduate programs should refer to the admission information provided on the graduate program website. Links to each graduate program website are provided below.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed application, along with all necessary supplemental materials, is received by the applicable deadline.  Applications and supplemental materials received after the stated deadline may not be reviewed. All required admission materials should be submitted as instructed on the website. 

Applicants must affirm that the information they have provided on their application form and all other admission application materials is complete, accurate, and true to the best of their knowledge. Applicants must agree to submit other materials that are required for their admission application and understand that furnishing false information on any part of their admission application may result in cancellation of admission or registration or both. Application materials, once submitted, become the property of Loyola University Maryland and cannot be returned.

Admission Decisions

It is the policy of department admission committees to give promising applicants the opportunity to undertake graduate work. A careful examination of an applicant's qualifications precedes every admission decision. Admission committees look for previous academic achievement by considering an applicant's undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate records. The University reserves the right to request additional documentation if deemed necessary for admission purposes.

The number of acceptable candidates may exceed the number of spaces available, and the decision of the admission committee is final.

Applicants accepted for graduate work will be notified in writing. If warranted, admitted applicants will be informed of any undergraduate prerequisite or foundation courses that must be completed before commencing graduate work. New students are responsible for discussing any special needs they may have with their advisor. Individuals who may qualify for advanced standing will be granted credit at the time of initial enrollment.

Registration is permitted only after admission to a program or acceptance as a nondegree student (see Academic Regulations and Policies).

Admission offers are valid only for the specific graduate program and academic start term to which the applicant has been admitted.  Admitted applicants seeking to change their graduate program or their start term should contact the Office of Graduate Admission for additional information.

Loyola College of Arts and Sciences

Communication

Programs:

Master of Arts (MA) in Emerging Media
Postbaccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Health Communication

Master of Arts (MA)

Application Deadlines

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/academics/emerging-media/admission/apply, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • The admission committee reserves the right to request official transcripts from universities where an applicant attended but did not complete a degree. Please note that not submitting all transcripts where courses have been completed could impact course waivers.
  • Two professional/academic letters of recommendation.
  • Résumé.

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/academics/emerging-media/admission/apply, for additional information.

Postbaccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Health Communication

Application Deadlines

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/academics/emerging-media/admission/apply, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • The admission committee reserves the right to request official transcripts from universities where an applicant attended but did not complete a degree. Please note that not submitting all transcripts where courses have been completed could impact course waivers.
  • Two professional/academic letters of recommendation.
  • Résumé.

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/academics/emerging-media/admission/apply, for additional information.

Data Science

Program:

Master of Science (MS) in Data Science

Application Deadlines

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/academics/data-science/graduate/admission, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • The admission committee reserves the right to request official transcripts from universities where an applicant attended but did not complete a degree. Please note that not submitting all transcripts where courses have been completed could impact course waivers.
  • One professional/academic letter of recommendation.
  • Résumé.

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/academics/data-science/graduate/admission, for additional information.

Forensic Science

Program:

Master of Science (MS) in Forensic Pattern Analysis

Application Deadlines

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/academics/forensic-studies/forensic-pattern-analysis/admission, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • 1-3 academic/professional letters of recommendation
  • Résumé

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/academics/forensic-studies/forensic-pattern-analysis/admission, for additional information.

Psychology

Programs:

Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Professional Counseling
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology

Master of Science (MS)

Application Deadlines

Refer to the program websitewww.loyola.edu/academics/psychology/admission/requirements, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

Admittance to the master's program in psychology is contingent upon passing a criminal background check.  Each student recommended for admission into the program will be required to obtain, pay for, and pass a criminal background check. These background checks are routinely required by the Loyola Clinical Centers, schools, hospitals, and other agencies that participate in the clinical education of Loyola students. Failure to pass a criminal background check may make a student ineligible to complete requirements and result in revocation of the student's acceptance into the graduate program. Additional information regarding the criminal background check process will be included in the acceptance letter.

An interview (by invitation only) is requested of all finalists for the CPC program. Interviews occur approximately four weeks after the application deadline.

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • The admission committee reserves the right to request official transcripts from universities where an applicant attended but did not complete a degree. Please note that not submitting all transcripts where courses have been completed could impact course waivers.*
  • Three professional/academic letters of recommendation and recommendation form.
  • Résumé.

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/academics/psychology/admission/requirements, for additional information.

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Degree requirements include 131 credit hours, in addition to a one-year, full-time internship, all students are required to complete comprehensive examinations and a doctoral dissertation. 

Admittance to the doctoral program in psychology is contingent upon passing a criminal background check. Each student recommended for admission into the program will be required to obtain, pay for, and pass a criminal background check. These background checks are routinely required by the Loyola Clinical Centers, schools, hospitals, and other agencies that participate in the clinical education of Loyola students. Failure to pass a criminal background check may make a student ineligible to complete requirements and result in revocation of the student's acceptance into the graduate program. Additional information regarding the criminal background check process will be included in the acceptance letter. 

An interview (by invitation only) is requested of all finalists for the PsyD program. Interviews occur the 3rd Friday in February.

Application Deadlines

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/academics/psychology/admission/requirements, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • admission committee reserves the right to request official transcripts from universities where an applicant attended but did not complete a degree. Please note that not submitting all transcripts where courses have been completed could impact course waivers.
  • Optional official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general scores.
  • Three professional/academic letters of recommendation and recommendation form.
  • Résumé.

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/academics/psychology/admission/requirements, for additional information.

Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Programs:

Master of Science (MS) in Speech-Language Pathology

Master of Science (MS)

Admittance to the master's program in speech-language pathology is contingent upon passing a criminal background check. Each student recommended for admission into the program will be required to obtain, pay for, and pass a criminal background check. These background checks are routinely required by the Loyola Clinical Centers, schools, hospitals and other agencies that participate in the clinical education of Loyola students. Failure to pass a criminal background check may make a student ineligible to complete requirements and result in revocation of the student's acceptance into the graduate program. Additional information regarding the criminal background check process will be included in the acceptance letter.

Once the deposit is made, students are required to present documentation indicating immunity to communicable diseases. A tuberculin skin test is also required. Health history and immunization forms will be sent after admission notification.

Application Deadlines

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/academics/speech/graduate/apply, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to the electronic CSDCAS application, applicants must submit the following materials directly to CSDCAS. 

  • Personal Essay. A personal statement of interest must be submitted specifically addressing why you wish to enroll in Loyola University Maryland's graduate program in speech-language pathology.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. Please note that fall grades are required (via transcript or Academic Update). All foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved international academic record evaluation service. Visit the International Academic Records page for a list of approved services.
  • Three academic/professional letters of recommendation. Three letters of recommendation are required and only the first three received will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Please only submit letters from faculty, supervisors, and other professionals who are able to discuss your ability to succeed in a graduate program in speech-language pathology, including academic and personal characteristics that may contribute to your achievement.
  • Prerequisite Course Information Form. This form is required for all applicants who have not completed an undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology or communication science disorders. Only prospective students who do not have a speech or communication science disorders degree and include a completed Prerequisite Course Information Form and all other required documents will be considered for admission.
  • International Student Supplemental Forms (required only if a student visa is needed - sent to Loyola directly).

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/academics/speech/graduate/apply, for additional information.

Theology

Programs:

Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
Master's Plus
Postbaccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Theology and Ministry

Master of Theological Studies (MTS)

Application Deadlines

Refer to program website, www.loyola.edu/academics/theology/graduate/apply, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • The admission committee reserves the right to request official transcripts from universities where an applicant attended but did not complete a degree. Please note that not submitting all transcripts where courses have been completed could impact course waivers.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Optional writing sample that emphasizes a student's theological interests and research.

Refer to program website, www.loyola.edu/academics/theology/graduate/apply, for additional information.

Master's Plus

Application Deadlines

Refer to program website, www.loyola.edu/academics/theology/graduate/apply, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay

Refer to program website, www.loyola.edu/academics/theology/graduate/apply, for additional information.

Postbaccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Theology and Ministry

Application Deadlines

Refer to program website, www.loyola.edu/academics/theology/graduate/apply, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • Two professional/academic letters of recommendation
  • Résumé

Refer to program website, www.loyola.edu/academics/theology/graduate/apply, for additional information.

School of Education

Education Specialties

Curriculum and Instruction for Social Justice

Programs:

Master of Arts (MA) in Curriculum and Instruction for Social Justice - Thematic

Master of Arts (MA) in Cuccirulum and Instruction for Social Justice - Teach English Language Learners

Application Deadlines

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/school-education/academics/graduate/curriculum-instruction/apply, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • The admission committee reserves the right to request official transcripts from universities where an applicant attended but did not complete a degree.  Please note that not submitting all transcripts where courses have been completed could impact course waivers.
  • Optional professional/academic letters of recommendation
  • Optional Résumé

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/school-education/academics/graduate/curriculum-instruction/apply, for additional information.

Educational Leadership

Programs:

Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Leadership

Certificate in Administration and Supervision (Post-Master's Certificate)

Application Deadlines

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/school-education/academics/graduate/educational-leadership/apply, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • Optional professional/academic letters of recommendation
  • Optional Résumé

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/school-education/academics/graduate/educational-leadership/apply, for additional information.

Educational Technology

Programs:

Master of Education (MEd)

Application Deadlines

Refer to the program website,www.loyola.edu/school-education/academics/graduate/educational-technology/apply, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • Optional professional/academic letters of recommendation
  • Optional Résumé

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/school-education/academics/graduate/educational-technology/apply, for additional information.

Kodály Music Education

Program:

Master of Education (MEd)

Postbaccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Kodály Education

Master of Education (MEd)

Application Deadlines

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/school-education/academics/graduate/kodaly-music-education/apply, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • Two professional/academic letters of recommendation
  • Résumé

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/school-education/academics/graduate/kodaly-music-education/apply, for additional information.

Postbaccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Kodály Education

Application Deadlines

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/school-education/academics/graduate/kodaly-music-education/apply, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • One professional/academic letter of recommendation
  • Résumé

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/school-education/academics/graduate/kodaly-music-education/apply, for additional information.

School Counseling

Programs:

Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Education (MEd)
Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS)
Master's Plus

Application Deadlines

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/school-education/academics/graduate/school-counseling/apply, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • Two professional/academic letters must be completed on our school counseling recommendation form.
  • Résumé
  • An interview (by invitation only) is requested of all finalists for the MEd program.

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/school-education/academics/graduate/school-counseling/apply, for additional information.

Montessori Education

Programs:

Master of Education (MEd)

Master of Education (MEd - Post Diploma) 

Application Deadlines

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/school-education/academics/graduate/montessori/med/off-site-partners/apply, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • Three professional/academic letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Copy of Montessori Training Diploma - only required for the Post-Diploma program

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/school-education/academics/graduate/montessori/med/off-site-partners/apply, for additional information.

Teacher Education

Literacy

Programs:

Master of Education (MEd), Literacy Teacher for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations
Master of Education (MEd), Reading Specialist
Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners (TELL)

Literacy/Reading (MEd)

Application Deadlines

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/school-education/academics/graduate/literacy-reading/apply, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • Optional professional/academic letter of recommendation
  • Optional Résumé
  • Evidence of Maryland certification or eligibility for Maryland certification is required for literacy program applicants

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/school-education/academics/graduate/literacy-reading/apply, for additional information.


Teaching English Language Learners Certificate (TELL)

Application Deadlines

Refer to the program websitewww.loyola.edu/school-education/academics/graduate/tell-teaching-english-language-learners/apply, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • Optional professional/academic letter of recommendation
  • Optional Résumé

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/school-education/academics/graduate/tell-teaching-english-language-learners/apply, for additional information.

Teacher Education

Programs:

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Elementary (Grades 1-6)
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Secondary (Grades 7-12)
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Secondary (Grades PK-12)

Application Deadlines

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/school-education/academics/graduate/mat/apply, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary colleges or universities attended
  • One professional/academic letter of recommendation and the MAT recommendation form
  • Résumé
  • Qualifying test scores. Test scores are required only for applicants with an overall GPA below 3.0 in the most recent degree program. Please see the program website for qualifying tests and test scores. 

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/school-education/academics/graduate/mat/apply, for additional information.

Sellinger School of Business and Management

Master of Accounting (MAcc)

Application Deadlines

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/sellinger-business/academics/graduate/master-accounting/admission, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score report. The report must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service.  Scores must be from tests administered within five years of the application deadline.  Applicants may be eligible for admission without submitting a GMAT or GRE score report.  Please refer to the program website for the GMAT waiver request policy. 
  • One professional/academic letter of recommendation
  • Résumé

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/sellinger-business/academics/graduate/master-accounting/admission, for additional information.

Professional's Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Application Deadlines

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/sellinger-business/academics/graduate/part-time-mba/admission, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores. The report must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service.  Scores must be from tests administered within five years of the application deadline.  Applicants may be eligible for admission without submitting a GMAT or GRE report.  Refer to the program website for the GMAT waiver request policy. 
  • One professional letter of recommendation
  • Résumé

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/sellinger-business/academics/graduate/part-time-mba/admission, for additional information.

Master's Plus

Application Deadlines

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/sellinger-business/academics/graduate/masters-plus, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • Résumé

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/sellinger-business/academics/graduate/masters-plus, for additional information.

Emerging Leaders MBA

Application Deadlines

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/sellinger-business/academics/graduate/full-time-mba/admission, for application deadlines.

Application Materials

In addition to university application requirements, applicants may be required to submit the following:

  • Essay
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Score.  The report must be with five years of the application deadline.  Applicants who meet certain provisions can request consideration for admission without submitting a GMAT score.  Refer to the program website to review the GMAT waiver request policy.
  • Two professional/academic letters of recommendation.  At least one reference must be academic.
  • Résumé
  • Candidates who meet the minimum admission requirements and complete all documentation will be invited to interview (via Skype/phone) with the program manager as the last step in the admissions process.

Refer to the program website, www.loyola.edu/sellinger-business/academics/graduate/full-time-mba/admission, for additional information.