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Accepted Students

Congratulations Class of 2026!

We welcome you to Loyola’s graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology.

At Loyola, you will join a community of faculty and students committed to the belief that all people—across ages, cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, and abilities—should be afforded the opportunity to be effective communicators. Our program prepares qualified, compassionate  leaders who seek to improve the lives of individuals with communication disorders by recognizing the unique qualities of each client and demonstrating respect for the communities in which they live.

Plan your in-person or virtual visits, learn more about the program, and take steps to become a Loyola Speech-Language Pathology graduate student. 

Connect with the Program

We are eager to get to know you and for you to get to know our program and faculty. To accommodate your schedules, we are offering different opportunities to connect. Please join us for one or more of the following options:

Accepted Student Virtual Reception

Attend our virtual reception for a presentation, discussion, and Q&A with our faculty and some current graduate students. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
(Registration now closed.)

Visit In Person

Meet in a small group with a faculty member and a personalized tour of the Loyola Clinical Center (LCC) at Belvedere Square.  Meetings and tours take approximately 1 hour. The LCC is where you will have your academic courses and first-year clinical experience.  A limited number of travel stipends will be available to those who travel more than 2 hours to attend. 

Select Your Visit Date
  • March 16, 12pm - Dr. Donna Pitts, Graduate Program Director & Associate Professor - Audiology (CLOSED)
  • March 18, 10am - Jordan Differding, Clinical Assistant Professor - Voice (CLOSED)
  • March 19, 9am - Andrea Atticks, LCC Division Director & Clinical Professor - Adult Neurology (CLOSED)
  • March 20, 12pm - Theresa Alexander, Assistant Clinical Professor - Adult Neurology (CLOSED)
  • March 21, 9am - Elizabeth Franchino, Assistant Clinical Professor - Voice & Adult Neurology (CLOSED)
  • March 21, 12pm - Jennifer Beard, Assistant Clinical Professor - Pediatrics (CLOSED)
  • March 23, 2pm - Andrea Atticks, LCC Division Director & Clinical Professor - Adult Neurology (CLOSED)
  • March 25, 9am - Jordan Differding, Clinical Assistant Professor - Voice (CLOSED)
  • March 26, 10am - Colleen McElroy, Externship Coordinator & Assistant Clinical Professor - Adult Neurology (CLOSED)
  • March 27, 2pm - Dr. Kathleen Ward, Clinical Professor - Audiology (CLOSED)
  • April 2, 1pm - Kathleen Holden, Assistant Clinical Professor - Adult Neurology (CLOSED)
  • April 3, 12pm - Theresa Alexander, Assistant Clinical Professor - Adult Neurology (CLOSED)
  • April 4, 2pm - Colleen McElroy, Externship Coordinator & Assistant Clinical Professor - Adult Neurology (CLOSED)
  • April 5, 10am - Meghan Carlson, Assistant Clinical Professor & Externship Supervisor - Pediatrics (CLOSED)

Can't make a visit?

As much as we would like to have you visit, we understand if you can't come in person. If you would like to connect with a faculty member online or by phone, please contact to request a meeting.

Next Steps to Take

Secure Your Place in the Program by April 15

To secure your place in the program, please complete the following items no later than  April 15.  

  1. Accept your offer of admission through the Loyola application status page.
  2. Submit your non-refundable enrollment deposit of $500 by using the link on your status page that you will see after accepting the offer of admission.  
  3. Place your order for a criminal background check through Castlebranch (code LO14bg, $23). The results will automatically be sent to Loyola.
Complete Pre-Matriculation Actions by July 1

You will need to complete the following actions by July 1.

  • Send your official transcript(s)* to The Office of Graduate Admission (contact information below) showing:
    • a conferred bachelor’s degree
    • all relevant CSD/SLP coursework

* If you are a Loyola undergraduate student, you do not need to request a transcript; this will be done for you.

Learn More About Our Program and the University

Program FAQs

See the curated list of questions and answers that can be helpful for learning about the program. If you don't see answers to your questions there or below, feel free to reach out to us. 


Tuition rates are published on Loyola's website. For Class of  2026, tuition will be $34,990 for each year of the program. Your $500 enrollment deposit will be credited to your first semester's tuition.

Financial Aid

A number of resources are available to make planning for your educational expenses as easy as possible, including a brief presentation about financial aid for the SLP program. There is also general financial aid information at Loyola's website for graduate financial aid. Federal loans will be awarded in June.

Applications for Graduate Assistantships may be accepted after the preferred February deadline.


Orientation will begin the latter half of August. Specific dates and related information will be shared with you in late spring and early summer. Until then, don't hesitate to be in touch with questions. 

Program and Schedule

The program is a five-semester (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring), full-time cohort commitment. (Exceptions to this curricular structure are not possible.) Students must be available Mondays-Fridays, 8am-6pm. Classes are held all day Mondays and clinical experiences are held Tuesdays-Fridays. 


Academic classes are held Mondays at the Loyola Clinical Center-Belvedere Square. First-year clinical internship experiences are provided at the Loyola Clinical Centers-Belvedere Square and local schools. Students need to make their own arrangements for transportation to these locations. Second-year clinical externship experiences are located at off-campus sites with an experienced ASHA-certified SLP. Students will experience at least two different settings or populations over the course of the year. Flexibility in commuting is necessary, and students again manage their transportation.

Course Registration

Online registration for courses will take place in summer and the program will send you detailed information at that time. 


Loyola provides a website with information on graduate housing. Most SLP graduate students opt to live in and around greater Baltimore's vibrant neighborhoods, with favorite areas including Fells Point, Federal Hill, Canton, Towson, Charles Village. A Facebook page will be created for the Class of 2026 to facilitate networking and housing and roommate connections. 

University Resources

Learn more about the University and all that is available to you. The Graduate Student Services website includes a range of resources, including administrative, financial, academic, and personal. 

Prepare for Post-Graduation

To learn what to expect after the program. review information on the Clinical Fellowship Year and Beyond.

Please note that while the master's program is fully accredited, you should verify your state's licensure requirements by visiting your state's licensure board. The link above provides as well ASHA's state-by-state licensure trends.

Need More Answers?

If the above information doesn't address your specific situation, you are very welcome to contact us directly. 

Colleen McElroy
Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program Director

Ann Rentschler
Speech-Language Pathology Director of Program Operations

Office of Graduate Admission

Office of Graduate Financial Aid