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Graduate Learning Goals

The goals are intended to provide a framework within which different graduate programs will develop discipline-specific goals. These goals embrace the core values and principles inherent in the mission of the University.

Graduates of Loyola University Maryland's graduate programs should:

Master knowledge and skills:

  • Master the skills, methods and knowledge appropriate to the discipline
  • Synthesize knowledge using interdisciplinary approaches
  • Acquire the tools to continue professional development and life-long learning

Think critically:

  • Access, analyze and evaluate information effectively
  • Disseminate and communicate information effectively

Manifest leadership and social responsibility in the workplace and community:

  • Understand and value individual differences and have the skills for working effectively in a diverse and changing world
  • Comprehend the ethical principles appropriate to the discipline, have the ability to identify ethical dilemmas, and understand the frameworks for selecting and defending a right course of action
  • Contribute professionally and personally to the broader community
  • Consider issues of justice in making decisions

These graduate learning goals were adopted by the Academic Senate on December 10, 2002.