Cohort Graduate Programs and School Partnerships

Teachers in class

What is a cohort? A cohort is a group of students who work together through an academic program to achieve the same academic degree together.

The School of Education offers hybrid and fully online master's degree and certificate cohort program options through site-based locations near you or school partnerships. The following programs offer cohort options:

Programs Offered

Cohort Locations

We offer hybrid and fully online site-based cohorts in the following county locations. Teachers may enroll in their county location of choice at a discounted rate:

Upcoming Information Sessions

Join us for an information session in your county to learn more about the benefits of a graduate cohort. Attendees will have the opportunity to begin the application on-site, and the $60 application fee will be waived for all attendees!

Virtual Information Session (All County Teachers) 

Cohort Program Highlights


  • Lockstep format
  • Entire program conducted in or near your school
  • Class meets the same night once a week for the duration of the program (summer class schedules may vary)
  • Most programs will be completed within two years or less
  • Hybrid programs and fully online cohort options
  • Online programs have dedicated 8-week synchronous sessions one night a week

Professionally and Personally Rewarding

  • Earn your master’s degree, hone your leadership skills, and increase your salary potential
  • Expand your network of colleagues
  • Deepen your understanding of the role education plays in society and your ability to improve the quality of life for all children and the community at large

Accredited Quality Programs

  • Approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)
  • Renowned as the program of choice in the greater Baltimore region
  • High-impact learning and mission-driven curriculum

Affordable Tuition and Scholarships Available

  • 15% tuition discount for cohorts
  • Financial aid and monthly payment plans available
  • Merit-based scholarships available from $1,000-1,500

How to apply?

Cohorts begin each fall (September) and spring (January) semester. We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 term. Please review deadlines and admission requirements below.


Applicants are encouraged to apply early for priority consideration for scholarships and space in the cohort. These cohorts are available to the first 25 students to apply and be accepted. Applicants will be considered with rolling admission after the priority deadline as space is available. Limited scholarship opportunities are available to those who apply by the scholarship deadline. Scholarships are given based on merit as evident in the application. Admission does not guarantee a scholarship.

Term   Scholarship Priority
 Spring 2020  Dec. 1  Dec. 16
 Fall 2020  June 1 Aug. 19

Steps to Apply:

  1. Submit the online application for cohort programs.
  2. You will receive an email with your login information to complete next steps.
  3. Log in and upload supplemental materials, which include submitting your essay and any optional documents (resume, letter of recommendation).
  4. Send official transcripts or e-scripts of colleges/universities attended to:

    Office of Graduate Admission
    Timonium Graduate Center
    2034 Greenspring Drive
    Timonium, MD 21093

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Learn more about various financial aid opportunities and payment options.

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Contact Information

Questions? Contact our recruitment team at or 410-617-2990.

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday


Eboni Akpan Zook
I like the cohort experience because, throughout my program, I take classes with nearly the same group of peers with whom I started. As we are familiar with each other, we are able to dig deeper into controversial topics and take risks in sharing our thoughts and experiences as educators. Eboni Akpan Zook
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction for Social Justice, expected '20 Technology Teacher, Baltimore City Public Schools
Nia Wilkes
Because of my degree, my Principal created an instructional technology position for me at my school. I'm so thankful for my experience at Loyola, I'm more knowledgeable, more confident and a leader among my peers. I've made lasting friendships and professional connections. Nia Wilkes
M.Ed. in Educational Technology, '16 Instructional Technology Teacher, Lewisdale Elementary School, Prince George's County
Megan Herman
I chose Loyola due to its focus on students and their whole person. Loyola’s cohort partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools, where I work, made it very convenient to take classes! The professors and internship site supervisors support and guide you through the process of becoming a school leader. Megan Herman
M.Ed. Educational Leadership, '18 Classroom Teacher, Montgomery County Public Schools