What degrees are offered?
- Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.)
- Master of Arts (M.A.)
- Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
- Master of Business Administration (M.B.A., Executive M.B.A)
- Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.A.)
- Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
- Master of Science (M.S.)
- Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.)
What do I need to have prior to applying to graduate school?
A bachelor's degree from an accredited US institution, or the equivalent of a US bachelor's degree from a foreign institution, is required. (You may also need to take the specific tests required by some of the programs - e.g. GRE, GMAT, MAT, etc.) Certain coursework or work experience may be required by specific departments. If you did not graduate from a US high school or a high school in another English-speaking country, you will also need to take the TOEFL. Exceptions to this rule may be made on a case by case basis for students from countries where English is one of several official languages, as well as at the discretion of the program director. Please check the University Bulletin
for further details.
What do I need to include in the application packet?
A completed application consists of:
- Application Form (online)
- Application Fee of $50
- Two copies of official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- Official Scores for Required Tests
- Personal Statement
- Writing Sample, if required by a specific program
- Letters of Recommendation - if required. Please see our Degrees + Requirements page to confirm the number of Letters requested by the program you are applying to.
- Some programs may have additional requirements for admissions consideration, such as a Resume, Portfolio, Autobiography, or work experience. Please check the University Bulletin for further details.
- International student applicants, please see our International Students page for additional requirements.
- Official TOEFL score for international students
Program Cost + Financial Aid
What is the cost of tuition?
For the 2015-2016 academic year the tuition rate per semester hour is as follows:
|Doctorate in Educational Leadership
||$86,500 for the entire program
|Systems Engineering Leadership Program
|Marital + Family Therapy Program
|Film + Television
|Science and Engineering
|All other Masters programs
For a complete list of additional fees, visit the Student Accounts website
or call Student Accounts at 310.338.2711.
TOEFL or IELTS
If I need an F-1 visa, what must I do?
Along with your application, you need to complete the SEVIS I-20 Request Form and include official documents verifying funds to cover tuition and expenses for the first year of your program. If you are being sponsored by another person, you will need to submit a letter from that individual or institution stating that he or she agrees to sponsor you, as well as financial documents in the sponsor's name to show funding for the first year of the program.
Is University housing available?
A limited number of on-campus shared rooms as well as off-campus rooms are available. For more information regarding student housing, please see our Housing
Where do I mail my application?
All application materials should be mailed to:
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive, Suite 1840
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
What is the Academic Resource Center?
The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is a place where LMU students can enlist the help of specialists and tutors to enhance the learning process. Every LMU student is invited to make use of the ARC's free services and workshops. ARC's full-time specialists in the fields of writing, ESL/reading, mathematics, and study skills, as well as its peer tutoring staff, are ready to work with students to encourage those essential study skills which bring greater academic and personal success. For more information please visit the ARC website