2015-2016 Graduate Academic Catalogue 
    May 28, 2024  
2015-2016 Graduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Loyola University Maryland is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 267‑284‑5000. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Within Loyola College, the Master of Science (M.S.) in Pastoral Counseling is currently accredited in clinical mental health counseling by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CACREP has accredited the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pastoral Counseling under the Counselor Education and Supervision standards. The Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology offered through the Department of Psychology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002; 202‑336‑5979; apaaccred@apa.org; www.apa.org/ed/accreditation. The Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800‑498‑2071 or 301‑296‑5700.

The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes. The graduate programs (Master of Arts and Master of Education) in school counseling are also accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The Sellinger School of Business and Management is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business.

The University is approved by the following agencies:

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Association for Childhood Education International
Association Montessori International (AMI)
Council on Exceptional Children
International Reading Association
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Science Teacher's Association
Regents of the University of the State of New York
Maryland State Department of Education
Approved for Veteran's Education

The University is a member of the following agencies:

AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Association of Pastoral Counselors
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Association for American Colleges and Universities
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce
Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 267‑284‑5000
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Council of Applied Master's Programs in Psychology
Council of Graduate Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Greater Baltimore Committee
Howard County Chamber of Commerce
Maryland Association for Higher Education
Maryland Chamber of Commerce
Maryland Independent College and University Association
Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration
National Association of Graduate Admission Professionals
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology

Documents granting accreditation or approval to Loyola University Maryland are available for review during regular business hours in the Records Office.