Loyola University Maryland

Psychology

Graduate Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Select from the list below to access the application requirements for each program:

M.S./Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

Application Deadline

Dec. 1 All application documents must be postmarked by the deadline.
(Fall Semester Only)

Degree requirements include 131 credit hours (M.S./Psy.D.). In addition to a one-year, full-time internship, all students are required to complete comprehensive examinations and a doctoral dissertation.

Admittance to the doctoral program in psychology is contingent upon passing a criminal background check. Each student recommended for admission into the program will be required to obtain, pay for, and pass a criminal background check. These background checks are routinely required by the Loyola Clinical Centers, schools, hospitals and other agencies that participate in the clinical education of our students. Failure to pass a criminal background check may make you ineligible to complete requirements and result in revocation of your acceptance into the graduate program. Additional information regarding the criminal background check process will be included in your acceptance letter

Important Licensure Information 

Loyola University Maryland offers several programs leading to professional licensure within the State of Maryland. States and other jurisdictions vary in what professions they require to be licensed and the requirements for licensure within their borders. Loyola University Maryland programs are designed to prepare students to apply for licensure exams in the state of Maryland. Students planning to become licensed in another state other than Maryland should contact the licensing agency for that state or jurisdiction to determine the appropriate requirements of the state-specific licensing board. 

Interview Day

Fall 2022 Interview Day: Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 (by invitation only)

Interview Day for the MS/Psy.D. program is an opportunity for applicants to find out more information about the program and campus as well as for faculty and current students to get a feel for the applicant’s fit for the program.  During the Interview Day process, there will be an information session and applicants will interview with three individual faculty members and have the opportunity to speak with current students and alumni.  Interview Day is a requirement for admission

Required Application Materials

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.

  • Application form  (the online application for fall 2023 will open on Monday, July 11, 2022)
  • Nonrefundable $60 application fee. 
  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions attended.  The admission committee reserves the right to request official transcripts from universities where an applicant attended but did not complete a degree.  Please note that not submitting all transcripts where courses have been completed could impact course waivers. 
  • All foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved international academic record evaluation service. Visit the International Academic Records page for a list of approved services.
  • Essay
  • Three professional/academic letters of recommendation and recommendation form are required from all recommenders.  Please note you will send the reference form to your recommenders in the application portal. 
  • Resume
  • Official English language examination scores are required for applicants who have not earned (or will not be earning) a bachelor's or higher degree from a college or university where English is the sole language of instruction. For additional details and a list of accepted English language exams, visit the English Language Examination Requirements page.
  • International Student Supplemental Forms (required only if a student visa is needed).
  • Important Note: The M.S./Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program will no longer be considering GRE scores as a part of our application process. Applicants should refrain from sending GRE score reports since they will not be reviewed even if they are received.

We strongly recommend that all applicants have their schools send us official e-transcripts if possible. If your school uses an automated transcript request service, select “Loyola University Maryland” as the receiving institution, and be sure to select “Graduate” or “Graduate Admission” as the receiving office. If your school does not use an automated transcript request service but will still send an official transcript on your behalf via email, have your school send your transcript to graduate@loyola.edu.

If your school is unable to provide electronic transcripts of any kind, your transcripts must be sent to us by mail in envelopes sealed by the school. Our mailing address can be found on the Graduate Admission webpage.

If you have any questions or need help with the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at (410) 617-5020 or email at graduate@loyola.edu.

An interview (by invitation only) is requested of all finalists for the Psy.D. program. Interviews occur approximately eight weeks after the application deadline.

Master of Science in Clinical Professional Counseling

Application Deadline

January 15  Priority deadline for early decision and scholarship consideration.
Applications will continue to be reviewed on a space-available basis.
(Fall Semester Only)

International Deadline - All documents must be received by January 15th.

Admittance to the masters programs in psychology is contingent upon passing a criminal background check. Each student recommended for admission into the program will be required to obtain, pay for, and pass a criminal background check. These background checks are routinely required by the Loyola Clinical Centers, schools, hospitals and other agencies that participate in the clinical education of our students. Failure to pass a criminal background check may make you ineligible to complete requirements and result in revocation of your acceptance into the graduate program. Additional information regarding the criminal background check process will be included in your acceptance letter.

Interview Day

Fall 2022 Interview Day: Friday, February 25, 2022 (by invitation only)

Interview Day for the Master of Science in Clinical Professional Counseling program is an opportunity for applicants to find out more information about the program and campus as well as for faculty and current students to get a feel for the applicant's fit for the program.  During the Interview Day process, there will be an information session and applicants will interview with faculty members in an individual and group format, and have the opportunity to speak with current students and alumni. Interview Day is a requirement for admission. 

Required Application Materials

  • Application form. (the online application for fall 2023 will open on Monday, July 11, 2022)
  • Nonrefundable $60 application fee.
  • Official transcripts from all your degree-granting institutions attended.
  • All foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved international academic record evaluation service. Visit the International Academic Records page for a list of approved services.
  • Essay
  • Three professional/academic letters of recommendation and recommendation form are required from all recommenders. Please note you will send the reference form to your recommenders in the application portal.
  • Professional resume
  • Official English language examination scores are required for applicants who have not earned (or will not be earning) a bachelor's or higher degree from a college or university where English is the sole language of instruction. For additional details and a list of accepted English language exams, visit the English Language Examination Requirements page.
  • International Student Supplemental Forms (required only if a student visa is needed).
  • Important Note: The Master of Science in Clinical Professional Counseling program will no longer be considering GRE scores as a part of our application process. Applicants should refrain from sending GRE score reports since they will not be reviewed even if they are received.

We strongly recommend that all applicants have their schools send us official e-transcripts if possible. If your school uses an automated transcript request service, select “Loyola University Maryland” as the receiving institution, and be sure to select “Graduate” or “Graduate Admission” as the receiving office. If your school does not use an automated transcript request service but will still send an official transcript on your behalf via email, have your school send your transcript to graduate@loyola.edu.

If your school is unable to provide electronic transcripts of any kind, your transcripts must be sent to us by mail in envelopes sealed by the school. Our mailing address can be found on the Graduate Admission webpage.

If you have any questions or need help with the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at (410) 617-5020 or email at graduate@loyola.edu.

An interview (by invitation only) is required of all finalists for the Master of Science in Clinical Professional Counseling.

Non-Discrimination

Loyola University Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected classification in the administration of any of its educational programs and activities or with respect to admission or employment. The designated compliance officer to ensure compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, is David Tiscione, Director of Title IX, Compliance, and Assessment, 105 Jenkins Hall, 410-617-5171, dmtiscione@loyola.edu. Loyola University is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant, alien students. This publication does not constitute an express or implied contract. Loyola reserves the right to amend or rescind this publication at any time.

Title IX

For information about the Title IX Grievance Process, see the Harassment and Discrimination Policy and Procedures for Students and for Employees.

To report any Sexual Harassment or any form of sexual misconduct or related behaviors, please contact any of the Title IX Coordinators.

Accessibility Accommodations

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at graduate@loyola.edu or 410-617-5020.

Knekiya Harper
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Knekiya

Knekiya says she found everything she wanted at Loyola: the training to become a mental health therapist, hands-on counseling experience, and the chance to be a mentor

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