- Fall Semester: August 1*
- Spring Semester: December 1*
- Summer Sessions: May 1*
*At the discretion of the department, applications will continue to be reviewed after the application deadline on a space-available basis. Please review international applicant deadlines below.
International Applicant Deadlines
International applicants seeking F-1 student visas 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 applicants must submit a complete application for admission (including all supplemental documentation) by these deadlines:
- Fall Semester: May 1
- Spring Semester: August 1
- Summer Sessions: February 1
- A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Computer skills, familiarity with MS Office Suite at intermediate level
- Professional work experience, typically two years. Prospective students with fewer than two years of work experience are encouraged to review their qualifications with an advisor at 410-617-5067 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Facility in algebra and graphing of mathematical functions, graphic interpretation, and probability. Proficiency in these areas will be determined through recent college or graduate level credit (B or better in a single course) in finite mathematics, pre-calculus, or mathematical models for business. Proficiency may also be established through superior GMAT/GRE performance. If necessary, GB 500, Fundamentals of Math for Business, which is specifically geared to the incoming graduate student without the necessary quantitative skills will be required.
- Strong potential for academic and professional success
Students with strong academic credentials from any discipline are accepted. The academic records of all accepted students will be evaluated by a program advisor to determine if foundation coursework is necessary before beginning core (700-level) courses. Foundation coursework includes accounting, finance, economics, and statistics.
Applicants accepted for graduate study will be advised in writing. Individuals will also be informed of any undergraduate courses or prerequisites requiring completion before commencing their academic studies. A program advisor will assist in planning your program of study. Students are responsible for discussing any special needs they may have with their advisor.
A careful examination of an applicant's academic and professional qualifications precedes every admission decision. The committee values previous undergraduate/graduate academic achievement, work experience assessed through a resume, professional references, each portion of the GMAT, certifications/awards, and other evidence of the applicant's capacity to successfully pursue graduate study in business. Applicants who have already taken the GRE revised General Test (August 2011 and later) may supply this score in lieu of the GMAT. Report must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org). Scores will be converted using the GRE Comparison Tool for Business Schools produced by the ETS.
GMAT Waiver Request Policy
Professional's MBA and MSF candidates may be eligible for admission without submitting a GMAT score report. Requests for a GMAT waiver may be made on the online application. Contact an admissions advisor for more information on the policy at email@example.com.
- Online application form; Non-refundable fee of $60
- Essay/personal statement (the essay prompt can be found on the MyAccount page)
- Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores. Report must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service. Scores must be from tests administered within five years of the application deadline. Loyola's institution code is 5370. Professional's MBA candidates may be eligible for admission without submitting a GMAT or GRE score report. Please review the GMAT waiver request policy.
- Official transcripts from all postsecondary colleges or universities attended sent directly to Loyola from institution(s). This includes transcripts from part-time study, study abroad, college 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. (www.wes.org).
- One professional letter of recommendation;
- Resume or curriculum vitae;
- TOEFL Score Report required if English is not your native language or if you have not completed a degree program taught in English (no more than two years old). Official scores must be mailed directly from the Educational Testing Service. Loyola's institution code is 5370.
- International applicants must also complete additional requirements. Please visit the Graduate Admission for International Students page.
Supplemental application materials should sent via mail or email to:
Loyola University Maryland
Graduate Admission Processing Center
P.O. Box 1447
Beltsville, MD 20704
Questions about the application or admission process may be directed to the Office of Graduate Business Programs at (410) 617-5067 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.