Dean: James J. Miracky, S.J., Associate Professor of English
Office: Humanities Center, Room 218
Associate Dean of Operations: Suzanne E. Keilson, Assistant Professor of Engineering Science
Office: Humanities Center, Room 220
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs: Cindy Moore, Associate Professor of Writing
Office: Humanities Center, Room 250F
Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences: Robert B. Pond, Jr., Associate Professor of Engineering Science
Office: Donnelly Science Center, Room 166
Graduate programs in Loyola College build on the rich tradition of Jesuit liberal arts by educating men and women for others in the advanced study of traditional disciplines as well as the human service professions. Loyola’s vision is to inspire its graduate students to leadership and inculcate in them the knowledge that service to the larger world is a defining measure of their professional responsibilities. Graduate programs are committed to the following University-wide graduate learning goals that embrace the core values and principles inherent in Loyola's mission:
Loyola College, formerly known as the College of Arts and Sciences, began its graduate programs in 1949 with the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Education. The purpose of graduate study was “first, further training of teachers, counselors, and administrators in public and private schools; second, the preparation for further research and study in education fields.” These founding principles are mirrored by the current mission of graduate programs in Loyola College--to train helping professionals and foster further intellectual inquiry in the social and mathematical sciences as well as the humanities.
The graduate program in psychology began in the Education Department in 1967. Master’s degrees and the Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) focus on clinical and counseling psychology, with a track for practitioners and another track for those interested in writing a thesis. The Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology was first offered in 1996, and the program was accredited by the American Psychological Association in 2000. All psychology courses are offered on the Baltimore Campus.
The master's program in speech pathology was established when nearby Mount Saint Agnes College joined Loyola in 1971. With the Department of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology came the speech clinic, a training site for graduate students, as well as a community service for children and adults with speech, language, and hearing problems. Loyola’s master’s degree in speech pathology is fully accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Courses are taught at the Columbia and Timonium Campuses.
Offering the only accredited, advanced degree programs of its kind in the United States, the Pastoral Counseling Department seeks to integrate religious philosophy with practical behavioral science. Pastoral counseling was initially introduced in 1976 as a master's degree within the Psychology Department, and an independent department was established in 1984. The master's program was expanded in 1990 to include a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pastoral Counseling, and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Spiritual and Pastoral Care was added in 1997. In 2009, the Certificate in Spirituality and Trauma was added. The Master of Science (M.S.) and the Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling are both fully accredited by CACREP. Courses are offered at the Columbia Campus.
The liberal studies program--which awards a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Liberal Studies--offers courses in the humanities as well as the natural and social sciences, to those seeking a graduate-level intellectual experience that focuses on modern culture. Courses are offered on all three campuses.
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Science and the Master of Science (M.S.) in Software Engineering grew out of the decades-old master’s program in engineering science. These programs address the needs of professionals already working in computer-related fields who require advanced education coupled with hands-on experience for the rapidly changing technology industry. Courses for both programs are offered at the Columbia and Timonium Campuses.
In 2012, Loyola began offering a Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.). The M.T.S. is a rigorous program designed to offer students both a broad exposure to the Christian tradition and a variety of theological specialties. The program allows students to explore a topic in depth through the preparation of a thesis, and it can be an excellent preparation for beginning a Ph.D. or can lead to further work in fields such as library science, education, ministry, social work, law, or publishing.
In Fall 2013, Loyola launched a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Emerging Media. The M.A. is an intensive program designed for working professionals, recent college graduates and those generally interested in improving their understanding of emerging media. Program participants master the skills needed to communicate effectively using new and emerging media platforms within defined contexts and professional settings, as well as explore the social, cultural, psychological, and economic impact of new communications platforms. All but two required classes are taken online. The program is designed to be completed in 12 months for full-time students and up to 44 months for part-time students.
Established in 2003, the Loyola Clinical Centers at Belvedere Square serve as a training and professional development venue for Loyola students, as well as a multidisciplinary center for the greater Baltimore community offering a holistic approach to assessment, treatment, and consultation for clients and their families. The unique collaboration of the Departments of Pastoral Counseling, Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology, and Teacher Education affords a comprehensive evaluation to the Centers' clients, as well as a unique learning environment in the training and professional development of Loyola students. Conveniently located within two miles of the Baltimore Campus, this newest facility affords Loyola students a clinical setting in a professional environment within the Baltimore community.