School Counseling Aid and Scholarships

Explore the various options to assist with your graduate education:

The School Counseling program offers Merit Scholarships and Ignatius Grant Awards. Number of scholarships and awards vary each academic semester.

Merit Scholarships are awarded to individuals who have an exceptional academic record as evidenced by their undergraduate grade point average, strong interpersonal skills as evidenced in the campus interview and recommendations along with strong program faculty nominations.

Ignatius Grant Awards are offered to individuals with a strong commitment to social justice and diversity as evidenced during the campus interview, personal essay and diversity statement. Awardee must also have strong program faculty nominations.

For more information refer to the scholarships and awards page.

Ready to learn more?

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

Program Options

Loyola's School Counseling programs are designed to meet all stages of your professional life—whether you are entering the profession and learning the basics, or if you are an established counselor who wants to continue your education and advance your knowledge and skillset. Our students are prepared to effectively serve, lead, and be advocates for social justice and mental health in pre K-12 settings.

To meet the youth mental health crisis, we offer counselors the opportunity to not only become eligible for certification of a school counselor, but also meet requirements for licensure in the state of Maryland. We invite you to explore our M.A. or M.Ed. program, or one of three post-master's options.