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Loyola College of Arts and Sciences offers regionally and nationally renowned programs at the graduate level in data science, emerging media, psychology, speech-language pathology, and theology. Developed and taught by leading scholars and practitioners in their respective fields, these programs prepare students to engage in lifelong learning from the best of current scholarship, to become highly qualified leaders in their professions, and thus to transform the people and communities they serve. A sense of higher purpose and service to the world inform the learning that takes place at Loyola College of Arts and Sciences. Graduates of these programs go on to make significant contributions to their chosen field, and more importantly, to change lives.

Data Science

Data Science is a new discipline that sits at the nexus of computer science, statistics, and business. A data scientist identifies opportunities for organizations, whether they be Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, start-ups with data driven products, government offices, or non-profits by unearthing solutions to business challenges.

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Emerging Media

The Master of Arts in Emerging Media program offers you the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to recognize trends in communication media, to develop strategies to apply new media in real-world applications, and to recognize how new communication platforms affect the way we live, act, and understand the world.

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Forensic Pattern Analysis

The full or part-time Master of Science in Forensic Pattern Analysis prepares students for entry into the in-demand field of forensic science as latent print examiners, firearms/toolmarks examiners, crime scene investigators, and other related fields. Graduates of this program are case ready and prepared to make a difference.

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Biological Forensics

The Master of Science degree in Biological Forensics is distinctive in name and in the training offered, yet complementary to forensic pattern analysis. The curricular path provides training in forensic entomology, forensic microbiology, forensic anthropology, biological forensics, veterinary and wildlife forensics, death investigation, DNA analysis, and fingerprints. In addition to developing a range of technical and specific skills to advance students' career options, this degree program will also enhance the broader development of students' skills in a manner consistent with Loyola's mission.

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Through Loyola's graduate programs in psychology students become outstanding practitioners and scholars. Engaging in coursework, clinical experience, and research, students interact with expert faculty who are deeply committed to teaching, clinical practice, research, and lifelong learning. Loyola's strong mentoring philosophy ensures that faculty advisors help students develop a professional identity while staying abreast of changes in the mental health field.

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Speech-Language Pathology

Loyola's graduate program in speech-language pathology, accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), provides students with the professional skills necessary to become powerful and compassionate advocates for people with communication disorders. Students are challenged academically, clinically, and personally through academic coursework integrated with clinical training and faculty mentorship. The speech-language pathology program is highly regarded in the mid-Atlantic region, and its graduates are some of the most sought-after professionals in the field.

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The Master of Theological Studies offers students the chance to deepen their understanding of theology as it relates to the past, present, and future. Students pursue a rigorous curriculum which reflects both the breadth of the Christian tradition and a variety of theological specialties including biblical studies, historical and systematic theology, ethics, comparative theology, at least one ancient language. Students learn how these different specialties relate to each other as part of an integrated theological vision. As interests are refined student will work with a faculty mentor to prepare a thesis. Loyola's theology faculty is internationally recognized for its scholarly excellence and includes both Catholic and non-Catholic Christians. Together we nurture a collegial atmosphere which is the foundation for a community in which rigorous and lively debate and intellectual generosity flourish.

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