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 *(this option is not available for international applicants).
  • Post-Master’s Certificate of Advanced Study in School Counseling

Application Deadlines

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

Admission Timeline: Fall/Spring*


Priority Application Deadline (date recommended to submit a complete application) 

February 14, 2022
Deadline (applications may be reviewed after this date on a space available basis) March 9, 2022
Final International Deadline (all documents must be submitted by this date)  Deadline: March 9, 2022
Admission Interview Day (Invitation Only) March 25, 2022
Decision Emails March/April
New Student Orientation July
Fall Registration July
Application Deadline
(At the discretion of the department, applications will continue to be reviewed on a space-available basis.)
September 24, 2021
The School Counseling program does not accept international applicants for Spring.
Admission Interview Day(Invitation Only) October 8, 2021, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Decision Emails October
New Student Orientation November
Fall Registration November

International applicants can apply only for the fall start term for the M.Ed and the M.A. programs.

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 Admission Deadline for the Certificate of Advanced Study in School Counseling

Start Term Deadline
Fall Semester March 15

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. 

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 degree-granting institutions attended. The admission committee reserves the right to request official transcripts from universities where an applicant has attended but did not complete a degree.  Please note that not submitting all transcripts where courses have been completed could impact course waivers. 
  • 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.
  • Two professional recommendations must be completed on our school counseling recommendation form.   
  • Optional Resume.
  • 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.

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.


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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.