Dean's Message

Dean's Message

Merging Theory with Practice

Whether you are a recent college graduate, in mid-life or somewhere in between, graduate education provides remarkable opportunities to challenge your mind and gain the knowledge and skills that will take you to the next level of accomplishment and fulfillment.

Shane Martin
Dean Martin at the annual Dean's Convocation

At Loyola Marymount University, our graduate programs prepare students for advanced positions of leadership and impact across many professions and fields. We are one of the leading Catholic universities on the West Coast – a student-centered university where heart and mind go hand-in-hand. We offer small class sizes, convenient scheduling, and close contact with our renowned faculty. 

By merging theory and practice and engaging students with the outside world, our graduate programs produce higher-level thinkers, practitioners, researchers and creators. Our alumni hold important leadership positions in Southern California and beyond. They are accepted into prestigious doctoral programs.

Through these connections and others maintained by our faculty, students leave our graduate programs not only prepared to take the next step professionally and personally, but supported in their endeavors to embark on this exciting new journey.

Shane P. Martin, PhD
Dean, Graduate Studies