Loyola University Maryland


Department Mission

The psychology department is committed to the education of undergraduate and graduate students in the understanding and appreciation of the science of behavior and mental processes. We endorse the educational mission of Loyola University Maryland to challenge students to "learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world." Students majoring in psychology are exposed to fundamental concepts that provide them with a solid foundation in the discipline. The development of critical thinking skills, an understanding of research methodology, and an appreciation of diversity are core to the mission of our programs.

Loyola's psychology department prepares students for a transformative career in direct service, leadership, research, or education. Loyola psychology students weigh evidence, think critically, act ethically, and recognize and understand the complexity of individual and societal diversity.

Our ambition is to create an environment that prepares our undergraduate students to take their place in the world and become more effective leaders and citizens for what they have learned with us, our graduate students to conduct empirically-supported psychological assessment and clinical practice and pursue careers that use those skills to the benefit of others, and our faculty to grow in expertise in both innovative teaching and cutting-edge scholarship.

Lauren Giglio-Thomas

Lauren Giglio-Thomas

A school counselor, Lauren says Loyola’s focus on cura personalis allows her see her students and clients for who they are