Loyola University Maryland

Emerging Media

Apply to the Emerging Media Program

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Please be sure to review the application deadlines and admission requirements before starting the online application.

* International applicants requiring F-1 Student Visa Status are not eligible to apply for this program.

New scholarships available for Spring 2015!

Scholarships are available for part-time and full-time students starting classes in Spring 2015. The scholarships are merit-based and all applicants who submit complete applications for Spring 2015, including all of the application requirements below, will be considered as the scholarships are available. There is no additional scholarship application requirement for eligibility

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester – August 1
  • Spring Semester – December 1
  • Summer Session – May 1

Application Requirements

  • Signed application form
  • Non-refundable $60 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.  This includes transcripts from part-time study, study abroad, coursework taken in high school, and from institutions that have awarded the applicant a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree or an advanced certificate. Admitted students who fail to submit a final degree-posted transcript will not be permitted to register. 
  • Current resumé or vitae 
  • Two professional/academic letters of recommendation
  • Essay responding to one of the three questions emailed to emergingmedia@loyola.edu (essay instructions below)
  • No GRE's required
  • WES Evaluation and Translation - Required only for college or university studies pursued outside the United States
  • TOEFL Score Report – Required only if English is not your native language or if you have not completed a degree program taught in English. Score cannot be more than two years old. *

*Loyola’s institution code is 5370

Please send all required documents EXCEPT FOR THE ESSAY to: 

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

Or email to:  graddocs@loyola.edu

Telephone: 410-617-5020 or 800-221-9107 ext. 5020
Fax: 410-617-2002 

Note: No action can be taken on your application for admission until all required materials, fees, and transcripts are received.

Personal Essay

Instructions:  Please respond to one of the questions below. Your answer can be in the form of a traditional essay (up to 500 words), a short video (up to two minutes), an audio slide show, or another medium of your choosing. If you choose to create your essay in a medium other than a text file, please submit the URL with the appropriate permissions for us to access it. All essays should be sent directly to emergingmedia@loyola.edu.

  1. Over the past five years, how have new ways of communicating affected the way you go about your life?
  2. TED talks (www.ted.com) are an ongoing series of short lectures on themes that focus on “ideas worth spreading.” They are intended to pique the curiosity of viewers. If you were given the opportunity to create a TED talk, very briefly, what would you say about how new and emerging media would affect a corporate or public issue or a cause in which you are interested?
  3. If you could create your own new media platform (the next Twitter, for example), what would it do and why?

Please note: If you submit a video, we recommend creating a private channel on YouTube. Instructions for creating the private channel can be found at http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=157177

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Contact Information

Questions about the application or the application process? Contact:

Telephone 410-617-5020
Toll-free 800-221-9107, ext. 5020
Fax 410-617-2002

Student Identity Verification Policy and Procedure

Student identity is established through the admission process at Loyola University Maryland by review and verification of personal information, official transcripts, dates of attendance, official test scores, letters of recommendation, and, if provided by the applicant for financial aid purposes, social security number.

New students are provided access to Loyola's learning management system through a secure login and password. Individual courses can be accessed only by students registered for the course, the course instructor, and other instructional personnel, as permitted by the instructor. A password reset, if necessary, will only be granted to a student once the student provides demographic data that matches the confidential information stored in the secure university database. Students are encouraged to enroll in advance in Password Self Service utility. In the event their Loyola password is lost or forgotten the student can then return to the Password Self Service web page and request a reset of his or her password by providing responses to confidential questions. The student will then be notified via a message to his or her non-Loyola email account with instructions to create a new password.

The use of integrated academic integrity measures, such as staged assignments to familiarize instructors with their students’ work and style, is encouraged. The use of technology to enhance asynchronous or to facilitate synchronous online experiences may also be used to create a dynamic and engaging classroom environment that subsequently provides additional verification of student identity. The use of technology coupled with specific course material in each class enables instructors to develop strong learning relationships with students and to capitalize on the emerging ability to create "social presence" online that helps to safeguard academic integrity.

If the use of technology or hardware for student identity verification purposes will lead to additional costs for students, prospective students will be informed of these projected costs prior to enrolling in the online program.


This procedure applies to all Loyola University Maryland credit-bearing online courses and programs.


The offices of academic departments, admission, and technology services are responsible for the consistent application of student identity verification procedures. All Loyola University Maryland employees enter into a Confidentiality Agreement with the University, by which they claim accountability "for the responsible use of University information and for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and accuracy of that information."

Additionally, all Loyola University Maryland employees must adhere to the Information Security Policy:

The unauthorized addition, modification, deletion, use, or disclosure of restricted or sensitive information owned by or in the custody of the University is expressly forbidden. In certain limited circumstances, as specified in federal and state legislation, the University may disclose restricted or sensitive information.

The University will take reasonable and appropriate steps consistent with current technological developments and accepted best practices to ensure the appropriate confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all restricted and sensitive University information.

It is the responsibility of the University to protect the privacy of student records and identity in alignment with the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Loyola University Maryland has a commitment to protect the confidentiality of student records. The University makes every effort to release information only to those individuals who have established a legitimate educational need for the information. Learn more about students' rights. Loyola University Maryland's Privacy Policy describes information collected from visitors to Loyola's websites and how that information is used.

It is the responsibility of all Loyola graduate students to adhere to Loyola’s Academic Integrity Policy, as described in the graduate catalogue.

It is the responsibility of all Loyola undergraduate students to adhere to Loyola’s Community Standards, specifically to the expectations of their peers to conduct themselves honestly on all academic assignments and to adhere to the Honor Code:

The students of Loyola University Maryland are citizens of an academic community that will conduct itself according to an academic code of honor, following the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis and keeping within the school motto, "Strong Truths Well Lived."

It is also the responsibility of all Loyola students and community members to follow the Information Systems Password Policy, specifically to the Password Protection Guidelines in section 3.3 that make explicit that user name and password should not be shared with other individuals.