Master's Plus

Upon acceptance, individuals with a master's degree in business from Loyola or another AACSB-accredited college or university may take courses for which they have the background. Individuals with other master's degrees may request admission through the director of graduate evening programs or director of graduate cohort programs.

Many graduate business alumni use the Master's Plus as a vehicle to prepare for certain professional certifications to stay current with their field, or explore a new one. Master's Plus students may register for elective courses within the Professional's MBA in consultation with the director of graduate evening programs or within the Master of Accounting program in consultation with the director of graduate cohort programs. Students may take up to five courses under the Master's Plus, as long as they maintain good standing as a graduate student (GPA of 3.000 or better). Additional courses may be taken with permission. The Master's Plus does not lead to a degree.

Second Specialization

Graduates from Loyola's MBA programs may enter the Master's Plus to obtain additional coursework or specializations. After successfully completing an approved three-course sequence through the Professionals' MBA course offerings, a second specialization may be earned. Consultation with a program advisor is required when selecting courses.

Application Deadlines

August 1 (Fall Entry)
December 1 (Spring Entry)
May 1 (Summer Entry)

Required Admission Documents

The following should be completed online/uploaded on the application:

The following test scores should be submitted directly from the test administrator to Loyola (Loyola's institution code is 5370):

  • 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

Applicants should request that the following materials be emailed directly to Loyola at

  • Applicants must submit an official transcript(s) from their degree-granting institution(s).
  • The admission committee reserves the right to request official transcripts from universities where an applicant attended but did not complete a degree. Please note that not submitting all transcripts where courses have been completed could impact course waivers and advanced standing.
  • 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.
  • International applicants must also complete additional requirements. Please visit the Graduate Admission for International Students page.

They may also be sent via mail to:

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

Questions about the application or admission process may be directed to the Office of Graduate Business Programs at (410) 617-5067 or via email at

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.

Loyola’s rigorous curriculum and focus on real-world business problems demanded new avenues of thought, enhanced my natural inclinations, and transformed me into an adaptable leader.

—Awais Akbar ’08

I come from a technical background, and I have the management experience, but the Loyola MBA provided a way to blend the two.

—Martin Feinkeng ’07

All the classes I took, all the professors I learned from and all the fellow colleagues I worked with enriched my education and left me with a piece of knowledge I didn’t have before.

—Mike Barberio ’10

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