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MAT Options

The following options are available for MAT:

  • Elementary Education (grades 1-6)
  • Secondary Education (grades 7-12): biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, physics, or social studies
  • Secondary Education (grades PK-12): art, French, music (vocal or instrumental), or Spanish

Priority Application Deadlines

Please note the priority deadlines below. After these dates, at the discretion of the department, applications will continue to be reviewed on a space-available basis. If you have any questions regarding available admission spots, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 410-617-5020.

The MAT program is not available to international applicants.  A Form I-20 cannot be issued for this program

Full-time One-Year MAT Deadlines

Start Term Scholarship Deadline Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Summer Semester Feb. 15 March 15 May 1

Part-Time MAT Deadlines

Start Term Scholarship Deadline Priority Deadline
Fall Semester July 1 Aug. 2

Spring Semester

Nov. 15 Dec. 15
Summer Semester April 1 May 1

Combined B.A./B.S.-MAT (5th Year Option for Loyola students)

Start Term Priority Deadline

 Fall Semester March 15

The following documents are waived for 5th year applicants:

  • Essay
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Application fee

See the BA/BS MAT FAQs.

Important Licensure Information

Loyola University Maryland offers several programs leading to professional licensure within the State of Maryland. States and other jurisdictions vary in what professions they require to be licensed and the requirements for licensure within their borders. Loyola University Maryland programs are designed to prepare students to apply for licensure exams in the state of Maryland. Students planning to become licensed in another state other than Maryland should contact the licensing agency for that state or jurisdiction to determine the appropriate requirements of the state-specific licensing board.

Apply to Loyola's MAT Program

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Required Supplemental Materials

In addition to the application form, you must submit the following:

Nonrefundable $60 application fee
Official transcripts from all colleges attended. All foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved international academic record evaluation service. Visit the International Academic Records page for a list of approved services
One letter of recommendation (academic or professional),  Please note you will send the reference form to your recommender in the application portal.

Official English language examination scores are required for applicants who have not earned (or will not be earning) a bachelor's or higher degree from a college or university where English is the sole language of instruction. For additional details and a list of accepted English language exams, visit the English Language Examination Requirements page.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that a completed application and all supplemental materials are received by the application deadline. Supplemental materials, once received, become the property of Loyola University Maryland and cannot be returned.

We strongly recommend that all applicants have their schools send us official e-transcripts if possible. If your school uses an automated transcript request service, select “Loyola University Maryland” as the receiving institution, and be sure to select “Graduate” or “Graduate Admission” as the receiving office. If your school does not use an automated transcript request service but will still send an official transcript on your behalf via email, have your school send your transcript to

If your school is unable to provide electronic transcripts of any kind, your transcripts must be sent to us by mail in envelopes sealed by the school. Our mailing address can be found on the Graduate Admission webpage.

Double Greyhound Alumni Discount

A 15% tuition discount is now available to Loyola alumni admitted to the MAT program.

Learn more about the Double Greyhound Discount

Additional Application Information

It is the policy of departmental admission committees to give promising applicants the opportunity to undertake graduate work. A careful examination of an applicant's academic and professional qualifications precedes every admission decision. The committees look for previous academic achievement by considering an applicant's undergraduate and graduate records. Work experience is assessed through the presentation of a resume or vitae and professional references.

Applicants accepted for graduate study will be advised in writing. At the time of admission, individuals will be informed of any courses for which they have qualified for advanced standing and/or additional courses or prerequisites requiring completion before commencing their graduate studies. A program advisor who assists in planning a program of study will be assigned, and students are responsible for discussing any special needs they may have with their advisor.

Prerequisite Courses (Transcript Analysis)

A transcript analysis determines the content area prerequisites you may be required to complete in addition to the MAT program coursework. A full list of required prerequisites courses can be found on the elementary or secondary education program pages. Students missing no more than three prerequisite courses may be admitted conditionally to the part-time program.  These courses are taken outside of Loyola and must be completed by the end of  your second semester.  Students are encouraged to take the courses at your local community college.

Master of Arts in Teaching candidates may submit acceptable College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores to satisfy up to 6 prerequisite credits. Exams may not duplicate courses on candidates transcripts.

Test  Score Accepted Prerequisite Credits Satisfied Course Equivalent
 American Literature 50 3 Any U.S. Literature course
 Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 3 Any English Literature course
 Social Studies
 American Government 50 3 Any Social Studies course
 History of the United States I or II 50 3 U.S. History course
 Western Civilization I or II 50 3 Any Social Studies course
 Introductory Psychology 50 3 Any Social Studies course
 Introductory Sociology 50 3 Any Social Studies course
 Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3 Any Social Studies course
 Principles of Microeconomics 50 3 Any Social Studies course
 Natural Sciences
Biology 50 6 Any Introductory Biology course
Chemistry 50 6 Any Introductory Chemistry course
Natural Sciences 50 3 Elementary MAT candidates only:any integrated science course
Calculus 50 4 Any Introductory Calculus course
College Algebra 50 3 Any college Algebra course
 Pre-Calculus 50 3 Any Pre-Calculus course 


Loyola University Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected classification in the administration of any of its educational programs and activities or with respect to admission or employment. The designated compliance officer to ensure compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, is David Tiscione, Director of Title IX, Compliance, and Assessment, 105 Jenkins Hall, 410-617-5171, Loyola University is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant, alien students. This publication does not constitute an express or implied contract. Loyola reserves the right to amend or rescind this publication at any time.

Title IX

For information about the Title IX Grievance Process, see the Harassment and Discrimination Policy and Procedures for Students and for Employees.

To report any Sexual Harassment or any form of sexual misconduct or related behaviors, please contact any of the Title IX Coordinators.

Accessibility Accommodations

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at or 410-617-5020.

Practical, Real-World Application

Students complete clinical experiences in Professional Development and partnership schools in the greater Baltimore area. Students who are already teaching in their certification area may have the option to complete their field experiences and/or internship in their schools.


Loyola’s MAT program was exactly what I was looking for— a great hands on experience with supportive and encouraging mentors. The internship experience has been amazing and I have learned so much from all of my professors and my mentor teachers, so I feel that Loyola has prepared me to be the kind of educator that I strive to be.
The MAT program's clinical and academic experiences prepared me to be a teacher who models compassion, competence, creativity, preparation, reflection, and responsiveness to diverse learners. In just one year, I have grown tremendously and am proud to be a part of this community of highly qualified teachers.
As an educator, the MAT program gave me the necessary tools to promote and cultivate, diversity, equity, and inclusion in my classroom. Invaluable internship experiences alongside relevant curriculum ensured that my transition from scholar to educator be a seamless and successful one.
Ready to learn more?

Explore the following links or contact us at or 410-617-5095. For admission-related questions, contact Mechelle Palmer at