Loyola University Maryland

Department of Computer Science

Graduate Admission Requirements and Deadlines

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Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: August 15*
Spring Semester: December 15*
Summer Sessions: May 15*

The graduate programs in Computer Science and Software Engineering are not accepting applications at this time.

Required Application Materials

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that a completed application and all supplemental materials are received by the application deadline. Supplemental materials, once received, become the property of Loyola University Maryland and cannot be returned.

  • Application form.
  • Nonrefundable $60 application fee.
  • Essay/personal statement (essay prompts can be found on the My Account page of the online application).
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary colleges or universities attended. This includes transcripts from part-time study and from institutions that have awarded the applicant a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree or an advanced certificate. Students who fail to submit the final degree-posted transcript will not be permitted to register.

        Applicants who hold degrees or have earned credits from non-US institutions  (excluding  study abroad programs) must have a course by course evaluation and translation of their academic records done by an approved evaluation services agency before they can be considered for admission to a degree program.  Loyola recommends World Education Service. (www.wes.org)       

  • Two professional/academic letters of recommendation.
  • Resume or curriculum vita.
  • Introductory Course Waiver Form.
  • TOEFL score report. The TOEFL examination is required only if English is not the applicant's native language or if the applicant has not completed a degree program taught in English. TOEFL scores must be from tests administered within two years of the application deadline. Official scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service. Loyola's institution code is 5370.


Supplemental application documents should be submitted directly to:

Loyola University Maryland
Graduate Admission Processing Center
P.O. Box 1447
Beltsville, MD  20704

Or emailed to graddocs@loyola.edu

Questions about the application or admission process may be directed to the Office of Graduate Admission at (410) 617-5020 or via email at graduate@loyola.edu.

Additional Application Information

It is the policy of departmental admission committees to give promising applicants the opportunity to undertake graduate work. A careful examination of an applicant's academic and professional qualifications precedes every admission decision. The committees look for previous academic achievement by considering an applicant's undergraduate and graduate records. Work experience is assessed through the presentation of a resume or vitae and professional references.

Applicants accepted for graduate study will be advised in writing. At the time of admission, Individuals will be informed of any courses for which they have qualified for advanced standing and/or additional courses or prerequisites requiring completion before commencing their graduate studies. A program advisor who assists in planning a program of study will be assigned, and students are responsible for discussing any special needs they may have with their advisor.