School Counseling

Apply to School Counseling

The following degree options are available for School Counseling:

  • Master of Arts in School Counseling
  • Master of Education in School Counseling
  • Master's Plus in School Counseling
  • Post-Master’s Certificate of Advanced Study in School Counseling *(this option is not available for international students)

Application Deadlines

New Admission Process beginning Fall 2017-18 for the Master of Arts in School Counseling and Master of Education in School Counseling

Admission Timeline: Fall/Spring*

 Application Deadline March 15 
 Admission Interview

Interview Day- April 28, 2017 (Invitation Only)

10:00 am -1:00pm

 Decision Emails  June
 New Student Orientation  June
 Fall Registration  July
Application Deadline August 15
Admission Interview September
Decision Emails October
New Student Orientation November
Fall Registration November

*This program no longer accepts applicants for summer term.

Admission to our Post-Master's Certificate of Advanced Study in School Counseling and Master's Plus in School Counseling occurs year round, with the priority deadlines below:

Start Term Deadline
Fall Semester

  July 15

Spring Semester


Summer Semester  April 1

At the discretion of the department, applications will continue to be reviewed after the application deadline on a space-available basis.

International Students Application Deadlines

International students may only be enrolled in full-time degree programs. In order to maintain a full-time status, students may be required to travel between Loyola's three campuses in Baltimore, Timonium, and Columbia. Public transportation is not available. International students must submit a complete application for admission (including all supplemental documentation) by the deadlines shown below.  

Start Term Deadline
Fall Semester March 15
Spring Semester August 15

Application Form

Loyola will implement a new application system which will go live on this page on May 2, 2017.  We recommend that all applicants who have an in progress application in the current system for an upcoming deadline complete their application and submit all required materials no later than May 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  If you have questions or issues completing your application by this date, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at or 410-617-5020. 

Online application form

Required Supplemental Materials

In addition to the application form, you must submit the following:

  • Nonrefundable $60 application fee.
  • Essay/personal statement (the essay prompt can be found on the My Account Page)
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary 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. Applicants who hold degrees or have earned credits from non-U.S. institutions (excluding study abroad programs) must have a course-by-course evaluation and translation of their academic records done by a NACES approved evaluation services agency before they can be considered for admission to a degree program. The evaluation must establish that the applicant has earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.  Loyola recommends the WES:ICAP from World Education Services, Inc. (
  • Two professional/academic letter of recommendation.
  • Optional Resume or curriculum vita.
  • 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 score of 80 or a 7 in all areas for the IELTS. 
  • International Student Supplemental Forms (required only if a student visa is needed, and must be completed no later than 90 days prior to the start of the program).

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.

Submitting Supplemental Materials

Supplemental application documents should be submitted directly to:

Loyola University Maryland
Office of Graduate Admission
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093
Or emailed to

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.