Loyola University Maryland

Graduates: 2095
Undergraduates: 4004
Graduates: 2095
Setting: Medium four-year, highly residential
In-state Tuition: $41,850.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $41,850.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:01
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1184 / 27 / 3.45
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 41:59
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 58%

Loyola University Maryland is a Roman Catholic, Jesuit private university in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

The psychology department is committed to the education of students in understanding and appreciating the science of behavior and mental processes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The undergraduate program in psychology endorses the educational mission of Loyola, to challenge students to �learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world.� As such, students majoring in psychology are exposed to fundamental concepts that provide them with a solid foundation in the discipline. Development of critical thinking skills, an understanding of research methodology, and an appreciation of diversity are core to the mission of the undergraduate program. Masters The Master of Science in Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Loyola University Maryland provides training to individuals who wish to promote mental health in individuals, families, organizations, and communities through careers in direct service, leadership, research, and education. We strive to provide a learning environment that facilitates the development of skills in critical thinking, assessment, and intervention and that is grounded in an appreciation for both psychological science and human diversity. Doctorate The psychology department is committed to the professional training and development of doctoral level psychologists in the Ignatian tradition of cura personalis, which challenges students to serve and lead others in service. The goals and objectives of the Psy.D. program exist within the larger context of professional psychology, the principles of the American Psychological Association and the mission of Loyola University Maryland. The development of these goals and objectives was guided by the six original competencies adopted by the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology (NCSPP, 1986-87 Mission Bay Conference); the recently adopted diversity competency (NCSPP, 2002 Chicago Conference); the Jesuit tradition of leadership and service; and the department's own mission and philosophy of training. The NCSPP competencies of relationship, assessment, and intervention form the basis for the first three goals. The NCSPP competency of research, the "scholar" dimension of the "scholar-professional" model of training, and the department's own commitment to scholarly inquiry across all activities in professional psychology form the basis for the fourth goal. Finally, the NCSPP competencies of diversity, management/education, and consultation/supervision guided the development of the last goal. This goal is also based on the department's commitment to training students to adapt to the diverse and changing needs in professional psychology, its recognition that psychologists will increasingly function outside of their traditional roles, and its model of training in which students are encouraged to develop unique professional identities. The program's philosophy, educational model, and curriculum plan are consistent with the mission of Loyola University Maryland and the graduate division. They are also consistent with the following principles of the discipline: Psychological practice is based on the science of psychology which, in turn, is influenced by the practice of professional psychology. Training is sequential, cumulative, graded in complexity, and designed to prepare students for further organized training.

Loyola College in Maryland was founded in 1852 by John Early and eight other members of the Society of Jesus, and was the first college in the United States to bear the name of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Loyola College in Maryland is the ninth-oldest among the nation's 28 Jesuit colleges and universities. The college's first campus was on Holliday Street in downtown Baltimore. In 1855, Loyola relocated to a larger facility in the city's historic Mount Vernon neighborhood, and moved to its present Evergreen campus in north Baltimore in 1922. Evening classes commenced in 1942. Expansion In 1949, the college established a graduate division in education, adding a graduate degree program in business management in 1968, a graduate program in speech pathology in 1971, and finance in 1973. Today, the college's list of graduate programs has grown to include psychology, modern studies, pastoral counseling, computer science, and software engineering. Loyola became coeducational in 1971, following its joining with Mount Saint Agnes College, a neighboring women's college that was experiencing financial difficulties and closed following the joining. That same year, the college's Board of Trustees elected its first lay chairperson. Working from these foundations, Loyola has transformed itself from a small, commuter college into a residential college with an undergraduate population of more than 3,000 students. In 1981, Loyola established a separate business school: The Rev. Joseph A. Sellinger, Jr., School of Business and Management. The school would expand geographically with two graduate centers in Timonium and Columbia, Maryland. Designation change The Executive Committee of the college's Board of Trustees announced on August 20, 2008 its decision to change the institution's name to Loyola University Maryland. Its request was approved on March 25, 2009 by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, with the change officially taking effect five months later on August 19. The Reverend Brian F. Linnane, the university's president, stated that the "college" designation no longer fit the school and that its comprehensive array of academic fields, some with graduate programs, was better reflected in its new name. Some alumni were disappointed because they felt the change made the institution less distinct from Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University New Orleans and Loyola Marymount University

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Loyola has approximately 30,000 living alumni worldwide. Notable Loyola alumni include: Mark Bowden, 1999 National Book Award finalist for Black Hawk Down; Tom Clancy, best selling author of the Jack Ryan series of novels; Michael D. Griffin, former Administrator (highest-ranked official) of NASA; Harry Markopolos, financial investigator who sounded the alarm about the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme; Jim McKay, former twelve time Emmy-Award winning host of ABC's Wide World of Sports; Jerry Parr, former Special Agent in Charge Head of the White House Detail for the US Secret Service; and Herbert O'Conor, 51st Governor of Maryland.


Chief_administrator: Rev Brian F. Linnane, S.J. (President)
Phone: 4106172000
Geographic region: Mid East DE DC MD NJ NY PA
Website: www.loyola.edu
Financial aid office website: www.loyola.edu/financialaid
Net price calculator web address: npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/loyola
Online application website: www.loyola.edu/Undergraduate/Become-Greyhound/Apply.aspx
Admission office website: admissions.loyola.edu/
Undergraduate application fee: $50.00
Graduate application fee: $50.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No