Cohort Graduate Programs
What is a cohort at Loyola? 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:
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.
**Loyola University Maryland requires adequate numbers to begin a cohort. If the numbers needed do not materialize, applicants will have the option to switch to the next nearest cohort county that has reached a sufficient number of students.
Upcoming Virtual Information Sessions
Loyola offers prospective students virtual opportunities to learn more about the benefits and admission process of our cohort graduate programs. Register today for a virtual information session or request a one-on-one session with a recruiter for a time that's convenient for you. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with recruiters, complete an application and have their $60 application fee waived!
All Counties (Anne Arundel, Baltimore Co./City, PG, Howard, and Moco)
Howard County only
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 available
- Online programs have dedicated 8-week synchronous sessions one night a week
Professionally and Personally Rewarding
Earn your master’s degree, hone in on 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 $1,000-2,000
How to apply?
Cohorts begin each fall (September) and spring (January) semester. We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2021 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.
| Spring 2020
|| Dec. 1
|| Dec. 16
| Fall 2020
|| June 1
Steps to Apply:
- Submit an online application for cohort programs.
- You will receive an email with your login information and next steps to complete.
- Log in and upload supplemental materials, which includes an essay (the essay should be at least 200 words or more describing your academic and professional achievements and how Loyola’s program will help you fulfill your goals) and any other optional documents (i.e. resume, letter of recommendation).
Send official* transcripts of colleges/universities attended to to the physical address listed below or e-scripts to: email@example.com:
Office of Graduate Admission
Timonium Graduate Center
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093
*We are currently accepting unofficial transcripts. Your unofficial transcript can be sent either to the physical address listed above or via email (e-scripts) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure that your unofficial transcript contains your name, institution name, GPA, degree conferred, and conferral date. If admitted, we will need official transcripts.
Financial Aid and Payment Options
Learn more about various financial aid opportunities and payment options.
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