Master's Plus


Individuals with a master's degree in business from Loyola or another AACSB-accredited college or university may take courses for which they have the background. Individuals with other master's degrees may request admission through the Office of Graduate Business Programs. 

Many graduate business alumni use the Master's Plus as a vehicle to prepare for certain professional certifications such as the CPA. Master's Plus students may register for any elective course in consultation with the Office of Graduate Business Programs. Students may take up to five courses under the Master's Plus, as long as they maintain good standing as a graduate student (GPA of 3.0 or higher). Additional courses may be taken with permission. The Master's Plus does not lead to a degree.

Second Specialization

Graduates from Loyola's MBA programs may enter the Master's Plus to obtain additional coursework or specializations. After successfully completing a three-course concentration sequence through the evening MBA course offerings, a second specialization will be recorded on the student's transcript. Consultation with a program advisor is required when selecting courses.

Application Deadlines

August 1 (Fall Entry)
December 1 (Spring Entry)
May 1 (Summer Entry)

Application Materials

  • Online application form; Nonrefundable $60 application fee (waived for Loyola alumni)
  • Essay/personal statement
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary colleges or universities attended sent directly to Loyola from institution(s). 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. Graduates of Loyola's graduate business programs are not required to provide official transcripts
    NOTE: 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 an approved evaluation services agency before they can be considered for admission to a degree program. Loyola recommends World Education Services, Inc. (
  • Resume or curriculum vita
  • TOEFL score report required only if English is not the applicant's native language or if the applicant has not completed a degree program taught in English. An official TOEFL score report cannot be more than two years old. Official scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service. Loyola's institution code is 5370.

Supplemental application materials should be sent via mail or email:

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


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.