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Frequently Asked Questions - Graduate Programs

You must have a bachelor’s degree or international equivalent from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants enrolled in the final year of a bachelor’s degree or international equivalent can be considered for provisional admission at the department’s discretion. You must also meet the program’s admissions requirements.

Loyola University New Orleans offers a variety of graduate degrees and certificate programs. To explore our full list of graduate programs, click here. From here you can link to corresponding department websites. You can also learn more about each program in the Graduate Student Bulletin.

Yes, there is no limit on the number of graduate programs you can apply to, but you are required to submit all required supporting documentation for each program.

International applicants follow the same application process as domestic applicants. Additionally, there are a few additional requirements international applicants should be aware of, with respect to deadlines, programs, English-language proficiencies, and costs. To learn more, click here.

As a graduating senior, you may qualify for the quick admissions (auto admit) program. Please note that not all graduate programs participate in the quick admit process. 

To be considered for the quick admissions process, you will need to apply for admissions using one of the following applications: 

Once you apply, we will request your official transcript from the Office of Student Records. If you have an unofficial version, you can upload that when you complete the application as well. There is a minimum 3.0 overall GPA you must have to qualify as an auto admit. If you currently have that GPA, then the department will consider you for admission with just your transcript for now. However, if admitted, you may be required to submit additional supporting documents before you enroll in graduate level courses, depending on your program. To learn more about this program, click here.  

As a graduating senior or alum, you may qualify for the alumni merit discount. If you are admitted and decide to enroll in a participating Loyola graduate program, the alumni merit discount will be applied automatically to your graduate student fee bill. The discount will be based on 25% or 35% depending on your final GPA, and will only apply to the total cost of your tuition for classes. You will be responsible for covering all costs associated with student fees. As long as you maintain a 3.0 or higher in your graduate work, the discount will remain effective. To learn more about this program, click here.

No, you must reapply for the future term you wish to pursue. If you submitted any transcripts or supporting documents with the previous application, those items may be eligible to apply to your new application.

Yes, applicants are required to submit official transcripts and provide proof of bachelor’s degree conferred. The University will accept unofficial transcripts as part of the review process to render a decision, but applicants are required to submit official transcripts before enrolling in courses.

Most institutions using third party services automatically have gradadmit@loyno.edu on file for Loyola University New Orleans. Simply, follow their instructions and they will complete the remaining steps for you. You will know we have received your transcripts when you see that institution’s checklist item marked in your application portal. Additionally, you will receive an email stating when your transcript has been received.

Each graduate program sets its own policy on GRE or other graduate admissions exam requirements. To explore our full list of graduate programs, click here. From here you can link to corresponding department websites. You can also learn more about each program in the Graduate Student Bulletin.

You must first enter the recommender’s name and contact email address into a form in the application. The recommender will receive an email providing secure access to the recommendation form and instructions to complete the recommendation electronically. Please note that as soon as a recommender is added to an application, he or she will receive this email. You should only add recommenders that are prepared to submit a recommendation for this application.

To check your application status, you must log in to your application portal and select the submitted application you wish to check. Official decisions will also be communicated through your application portal.

Try resetting your password. If you still cannot access your application portal, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (504) 865-3240 or gradadmit@loyno.edu.

When a decision is ready, you will be emailed a decision notification to view your decision online using your application portal.

Please refer to Funding Your Graduate Education for an overview of funding sources and payment plan options.