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Online Graduate Students

Admission Requirements

 

To apply to an online graduate program:

  1. Complete the free online application.
  2. Submit your transcripts.
  3. Review program-specific application requirements.

If you have any questions along the way, please call (504) 577-2855 or email enrollonline@loyno.edu to speak with one of our dedicated enrollment specialists who can walk you through the admissions process.

Applicants to the Master of Religious Education or Master of Pastoral Studies programs will be required to submit the following:

  1. Statement of Purpose (double-spaced, 2-3 pages).
  2. Three letters of recommendation.

Statement of Purpose Guidelines

Your statement of purpose will enable the Admissions Committee to understand your reasons for applying to the Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM) and your ability to benefit from our programs. Your statement should be 600-1,200 words and double-spaced (approximately 3 pages). It should reflect your understanding of how LIM can help you grow in a current or future ministry, or, for those who do not now consider themselves to be in ministry, help you explore faith and its implications for the Church and world today.

Please state as clearly as possible your reasons for seeking your program and degree level. You may include any additional information about yourself that you believe would assist the Admission Committee in evaluating your work, academic, and ministerial background, as well as information that will aid the committee in assessing your ability to engage in this online, graduate-level ministry education program. Please also elaborate on your experience with online learning and your willingness to engage professionally and pastorally in group learning.

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MBA applicants will be required to submit the following:

  1. Professional resume (1-2 pages).
  2. Statement of Purpose addressing the following prompts:
    • How do you think an MBA will enhance your academic and/or professional career?
    • What do you hope to gain by becoming a part of Loyola's MBA program?
    • What do you bring to the Loyola MBA program?
  3. *Official GMAT or GRE score report.
    • Applicants have the option to apply for a test score waiver (see below).
    • The waiver request form is available within the admissions application.
  4. Two letters of recommendation.

*GMAT/GRE score waiver options:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years of progressive, professional, full-time work experience with an established/verifiable company that entails a significant scope of responsibility (managing people and/or projects) and employs in-depth quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Graduated from an AACSB accredited school with a BBA, BAU, or Bachelors in Business AND have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better both overall and in your major.
  • Hold a graduate degree (masters level) with evidence of significant quantitative course work and a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA, or hold a professional certification (i.e. CPA, CFA, CMA, CIA, CFP, PMP, or CAPM).
  • Hold a terminal degree such as a J.D., M.D., D.O., Ph.D., Ed.D., Pharm.D., or D.D.S.

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Applicants to the Master of Criminology and Justice program will be required to submit the following:

  1. An essay (750-1,000 words) addressing one of the following prompts:
    • What do you think causes crime? Why?
    • What do you think is the most important part of the criminal justice system? Why?
    • What do you think is the most pressing issue to address in criminology and criminal justice? Why?
  2. Two letters of recommendation.

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Applicants to the Master of Music Therapy program will be required to submit the following: 

  1. Statement of Purpose addressing the following prompts:
    • How do you think a Master of Music Therapy will enhance your academic and/or professional career?
    • What do you hope to gain by being a part of Loyola's Master of Music Therapy program?
    • What do you bring to the Music Therapy program at Loyola?
  2. Two letters of recommendation.
  3. Applicants should submit video recordings of themselves:
    • Performing (1-2 pieces/songs) on their primary instrument/voice – classical or jazz styles.
    • **Singing and self-accompanying (1-2 songs) on both guitar and piano – a popular tune, jazz standard, folk song, etc.

**Proficiency with singing and self-accompanying on guitar and piano is not required for admission. However, if the applicant is unable to demonstrate proficiency in their video audition, they may be required to take remedial courses in guitar/piano.

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MS Marketing and Communications applicants will be required to submit the following:

  1. Professional resume (1-2 pages).
  2. Statement of Purpose addressing the following prompts:
    • How do you think a Master of Science in Marketing and Communications will enhance your academic and/or professional career?
    • What do you hope to gain by becoming a part of Loyola's MS in Marketing and Communications program?
    • What do you bring to the program?

Official Transcripts

Applicants must submit official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions. Application decisions can be made based on unofficial transcripts; however, official transcripts are required before acceptance is official. Official transcripts can be sent by email to enrollonline@loyno.edu or by post to:

Transcript Processing Center
ATTN: Loyola University new Orleans
8300 Norman Center Drive
Suite 400
Bloomington, MN 55437

Pleases Note: All paper transcripts received by mail must be in the original sealed, unopened envelope from the institution where the coursework was completed for the transcript to be considered official. Electronic transcripts are considered official if sent directly from the institution or transcript service (e.g., National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, Scrip-Safe).