Master's Plus


Upon acceptance, 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 director of graduate evening programs.

Many graduate business alumni use the Master's Plus as a vehicle to prepare for certain professional certifications to stay current with their field, or explore a new one. Master's Plus students may register for elective courses within the PMBA in consultation with the director of graduate evening 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 3.000 or better). 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 an approved three-course sequence through the Professionals' MBA course offerings, a second specialization may be earned. Consultation with a program advisor is required when selecting courses.

Application Deadlines

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

Required Admission Documents

The following should be completed online/uploaded on the application:

The following test scores should be submitted directly from the test administrator to Loyola (Loyola's institution code is 5370):

  • Official TOEFL or IELTS Score Report. Required only 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). 

Applicants should request that the following materials be emailed directly to Loyola at

  • 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, and bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree or advanced certificate credit. Graduates of Loyola's graduate business programs are not required to provide official transcriptsApplicants 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. Loyola recommends World Education Services, Inc. (  

They may also be sent via mail to:

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


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

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.

Through constant classroom discussions, papers addressing real life scenarios and investment portfolio presentations I’ve become as expert at building and communicating sound financial positions as I am building sound structures.

-Bill Fritz, Ph.D. ‘09

As a student straddling the professional and educational worlds, you have the unique opportunity to accelerate the learning process by applying what you’ve learned.

-Stacy Landsman, Internal Financial Reporting and Analysis Manager, Legg Mason Capital Management

Loyola’s program is extremely topical to what I do. It’s geared to the market place; I actually use one of my textbooks at work on a regular basis.

-Kim Castellino ‘06

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