Non-Degree Students

Non-degree students are those who have at least a bachelor's degree and wish to enroll in graduate courses without pursuing a graduate degree or certificate at Loyola. Applicants may take no more than eleven credits as non-degree students. Non-degree students are not eligible for federal financial aid. Students not enrolled in a course for more than three consecutive semesters will need to reapply to the program of interest. Individuals who wish to continue beyond the eleven credit non-degree limit must formally apply for admission to a degree, post-baccalaureate, or postmaster's program. Students may not continue to enroll beyond the eleven credits until they have been admitted into the degree program of choice. To avoid program interruption, students should apply after their third course, otherwise there may be a break or semester lost in the continuity of the program.

Non-Degree Admission

Not all programs offer the non-degree option. Applicants must consult individual departments for courses available to non-degree students and to ensure that they meet eligibility requirements. To become a non-degree student, an individual must submit an application, the application fee, official transcripts which verify receipt of college/graduate degree(s), and if applicable, meet departmental graduate admission standards.

Learn more about the business programs available in the Sellinger School to non-degree students.

Professional's MBA

Master of Science in Finance

Executive Education

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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Graduate Programs

Professional's MBA

Designed for a range of working professionals looking to pursue their MBA at their own pace

  • Weeknight classes
  • Study at your own pace
  • Offered at Timonium and Columbia Graduate centers
  • Transfer up to 12 credits to/from the M.S. in Finance
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Emerging Leaders MBA

A one-year full-time cohort program targeting immediate graduates or those early in their career

  • Full-time, 12-month program
  • Offered at Evergreen Campus in Baltimore
  • Internship in your target industry
  • Domestic field experience
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Executive MBA

A Saturday program for senior managers and executives

  • Saturdays only, summers off, 5-semester program
  • Offered at Timonium Graduate Center
  • 9-day international field study experience
  • Domestic field experience
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Master of Science in Finance

A part-time, evening program for professionals who have a true enthusiasm for financial leadership

  • Weeknight classes; study at your own pace
  • Prepare for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams
  • All professional backgrounds welcome
  • Offered at Timonium and Columbia Graduate centers
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Master of Accounting

A full time 12-month program for those with an accounting undergrad degree or equivalent accounting coursework

  • 30 credits toward 150 hour licensure requirement
  • Full-time, 12-month program
  • Part-time schedule option available
  • Offered at Evergreen Campus in Baltimore
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Cyber Security Certificate

A part-time, one-year, graduate certificate program open to any business professional seeking management-level certification and desiring to learn more about information assurance in the broader field of cyber security

  • One-year, part-time program
  • Weeknight classes
  • Offered at Columbia Graduate Center
  • Five courses, 15 credits
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Accounting Certificate

A three-month graduate program for credits toward the 150-hour requirement for CPA licensure

  • 12 credit, May–July program
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
  • Offered at Loyola's Evergreen campus
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