School Counseling

Apply to School Counseling

The following degree options are available for School Counseling:

  • Master of Arts in School Counseling
  • Master of Education in School Counseling
  • Master's Plus in School Counseling
  • Post-Master’s Certificate of Advanced Study in School Counseling *(this option is not available for international students)

Application Deadlines

Master of Arts in School Counseling and Master of Education in School Counseling

Admission Timeline: Fall/Spring*


Priority Application Deadline

At the discretion of the department, applications
will continue to be reviewed on a space-available basis.

February 15, 2019
 International Deadline April 1
Admission Interview Day (Invitation Only)

March 22, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00pm

Decision Emails March/April
New Student Orientation July
Fall Registration July

Priority Application Deadline

At the discretion of the department, applications
will continue to be reviewed on a space-available basis.

August 31, 2018
 International Deadline September 1
Admission Interview Day(Invitation Only)

October 19, 2018
10:00 am-1:00 pm

Decision Emails October
New Student Orientation November
Fall Registration November

*This program no longer accepts applicants for summer term.

Post-Master's Certificate of Advanced Study in School Counseling and Master's Plus in School Counseling 

Admission Timeline: occurs year round, with the priority deadlines below:

Start Term                 Deadline        
Fall Semester July 15
Spring Semester November 15
Summer Semester April 1

At the discretion of the department, applications will continue to be reviewed after the application deadline on a space-available basis.

International Students Application Deadlines

International students may only be enrolled in full-time degree programs. In order to maintain a full-time status, students may be required to travel between Loyola's three campuses in Baltimore, Timonium, and Columbia. Public transportation is not available. International students must submit a complete application for admission (including all supplemental documentation) by the deadlines shown below.

Start Term Deadline
Fall Semester March 15
Spring Semester August 15

Application Form

Online application

Required Supplemental Materials

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

  • Nonrefundable $60 application fee.
  • Essay 
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary colleges or universities attended.  All foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved evaluation service. Loyola accepts evaluations from the World Education Service ( and an member of Naces. (
  • Two professional or academic letters of recommendation.   
  • Optional Resume.
  • TOEFL or IELTS test scores are required if the student's native language is not English.  Loyola's ETS code is 5370. Loyola requires a minimum score of 80 or a 7 in all areas for the IELTS. 
  • International Student Supplemental Forms (required only if a student visa is needed, and must be completed no later than 90 days prior to the start of the program).

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.

Please have your college(s) send your transcript(s) to one of the addresses below.

Loyola University Maryland
Office of Graduate Admission
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093
Or emailed to

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.