Loyola University Maryland

Psychology

Graduate Admission Requirements and Deadlines

COVID-19 Application Procedures Announcement

Loyola will accept unofficial transcripts from your college/university during this time. Copies may be e-mailed to graduate@loyola.edu.

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 2021 Interview Day: Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 (invite 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, applicants will interview with three individual faculty members and three pairs of current Psy.D. students. There is also an information session, campus tour, and lunch provided throughout the day. Applicants are then invited to a reception at the Loyola Clinical Centers following the final interviews. 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
  • Nonrefundable $60 application fee. Note that the application fee is being waived for the 2020-2021 admission cycle. No action required from the applicant.
  • 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 any member of NACES. (www.naces.org)
  • 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. 
  • Official GRE scores from the general exam taken within the past five years. Please note our Institution code is 5370. 

    For the Fall 2021 admissions cycle (applications due Dec. 1, 2020), the Department of Psychology at Loyola University Maryland will not require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for admission into its MS/PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology. We have made this decision in response to news reports that many students have not had access to GRE testing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS test scores are required if the student's native language is not English.  Loyola's ETS code is 5370. Loyola requires a minimum TOEFL score of 80 or a 7 in all areas for the  IELTS. Test scores must be from tests administered within two years of the application deadline.
  • International Student Supplemental Forms (required only if a student visa is needed).

Please have your college(s) send your transcript(s) by mail or email to one of the addresses below. 

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

Or emailed to graduate@loyola.edu

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 2021 Interview Day: Friday, February 26, 2021 (invite 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 to get a feel for the applicant's fit for the program.  During the Interview Day, applicants will attend an information session and participate in a small group interview format.

Required Application Materials

  • Application form.
  • Nonrefundable $60 application fee.
  • Official transcripts from all your degree-granting institutions attended. 
  • All non-U.S. transcripts must be translated and evaluated by any member of NACES. (www.naces.org)
  • 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. 
  • Optional Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test scores.  
  • Professional resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS test scores are required if the student's native language is not English.  Loyola's ETS code is 5370. Loyola requires a minimum TOEFL score of 80 or a 7 in all areas for the IELTS. Test scores must be from tests administered within two years of the application deadline.
  • International Student Supplemental Forms (required only if a student visa is needed).

Please have your college(s) send your transcript(s) by mail or email to one of the addresses below.

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

Or emailed to graduate@loyola.edu

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.

Master's Plus: LCPC Pre-licensure Course Option

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester: June 15
Spring Semester: November 15
Summer Sessions: April 15

This option is available only to graduates of the Loyola University Maryland Master's program in Psychology.

Required Application Materials

  • on line application
  • Nonrefundable $60 application fee.
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts from Master's degree 
  • Three professional/academic letters of recommendation
  • Professional resume

Please have your college(s) send your transcript(s) to one of the addresses below. 

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

Or emailed to graduate@loyola.edu

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.

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, is Kathleen Parnell, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, 5000 York Rd., Rm. 204, 410-617-2354, kmparnell@loyola.edu. The coordinator to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, is Katsura Kurita, Assistant Vice President for Student Development, 110 Jenkins Hall, 410-617-5646 (direct), kkurita@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.

Lauren Giglio-Thomas
Alumni

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

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