Loyola University Maryland

Department of Psychology

Graduate Admission Requirements and Deadlines

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Select from the list below to access the application requirements for each program:

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
M.S./Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

Application Deadline:

Dec. 1 All application documents must be postmarked by the deadline.
(Fall Semester Only)

Degree requirements include 120 credit hours for students entering the first year of study (M.S./Psy.D.), and 97 credit hours for those entering their second year (Psy.D.). 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 our students. Failure to pass a criminal background check may make you ineligible to complete requirements and result in revocation of your acceptance into the graduate program. Additional information regarding the criminal background check process will be included in your acceptance letter

Interview Day:

Fall 2017 Interview Day: Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 (invite only)

Interview Day for the Psy.D. program is an opportunity for applicants to find out more information about the program and campus as well as for faculty and current students to get a feel for the applicant’s fit for the program. During the Interview Day process, applicants will interview with three individual faculty members and three pairs of current Psy.D. students. There is also an information session, campus tour, and lunch provided throughout the day. Applicants are then invited to a reception at the Loyola Clinical Centers following the final interviews. Interview Day is a requirement for admission

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.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. 
  • All foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved evaluation service. (naces.org)
  • Essay
  • Three professional/academic letters of recommendation and recommendation form are required from all recommenders.  (link to download the required form).
    Please download the editable PDF above and read the directions carefully.
  • Official GRE scores from the general exam taken within the past five years.
  • Resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS test scores are required if the student's native language is not English.  Loyola's ETS code is 5370. Loyola requires a minimum TOEFL score of 80 or an IELTS band score of 7.
  • International Student Supplemental Forms (required only if a student visa is needed).

Please send all required documents to:

Loyola University Maryland
Office of Graduate Admission
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093
 
Or emailed to graddocs@loyola.edu

If you have any questions or need help with the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at (410) 617-5020 or email at graduate@loyola.edu.

Fall 2017 Interview Day is Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

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

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (Practitioner or Thesis Track)
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (Practitioner or Thesis Track)

Application Deadline:

March 1
(Fall Semester Only)

Required Application Materials

  • Application form.
  • Nonrefundable $60 application fee.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
  • All foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved evaluation service. (naces.org)
  • Essay
  • Three professional/academic letters of recommendation and recommendation form are required from all recommenders.  (link to download the required form).
    Please download the editable PDF above and read the directions carefully.
  • Official GRE scores from the general exam taken within the past five years
  • Professional resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS test scores are required if the student's native language is not English.  Loyola's ETS code is 5370. Loyola requires a minimum TOEFL score of 80 or an IELTS band score of 7.
  • International Student Supplemental Forms (required only if a student visa is needed).

Please send all required documents to:

Loyola University Maryland
Office of Graduate Admission
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093
 
Or emailed to graddocs@loyola.edu

If you have any questions or need help with the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at (410) 617-5020 or email at graduate@loyola.edu.

Certificate of Advanced Study

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester: June 15
Spring Semester: November 15
Summer Sessions: April 15

*This program is not available for international students.

Required Application Materials

  • Application form.
  • Nonrefundable $60 application fee
  • All official degree posted transcripts
  • Essay
  • Three professional/academic letters of recommendation.
  • Professional resume

Please send all required documents to:

Loyola University Maryland
Office of Graduate Admission
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093
 
Or emailed to graddocs@loyola.edu

If you have any questions or need any help with the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at (410) 617-5020 or email at graduate@loyola.edu.

Master's Plus: LCPC Pre-licensure Course Option

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester: June 15
Spring Semester: November 15
Summer Sessions: April 15

This program is not available for international students.

Required Application Materials

  • Application form.
  • Nonrefundable $60 application fee.
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts from Master's degree 
  • Three professional/academic letters of recommendation
  • Professional resume

Please send all required documents to:

Loyola University Maryland
Office of Graduate Admission
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093
 
Or emailed to graddocs@loyola.edu

If you have any questions or need help with the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at (410) 617-5020 or email at graduate@loyola.edu.

Disclaimer
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