Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California 90045-2659

An Overview
Loyola Marymount University is a dynamic, student-centered university. We are medium-sized (1400 Graduate students; 4500 Undergraduates) and the only Jesuit University in the southwestern United States. Our campus is in the Westchester area of Los Angeles-- a friendly, residential neighborhood -- yet with easy access to all the richness of our cosmopolitan environment. One mile from the ocean, our students enjoy ocean and mountain vistas as well as the moderate climate and crisp breezes characteristic of a coastal location. We are close to the 405, 90, and 105 freeways. Most graduate courses are in the late afternoon and evening, and our free parking is safe and convenient. LMU's rigorous academic programs, together with our Jesuit and Marymount heritage, and our terrific campus environment, enable us to offer our students unparalleled opportunity to prepare for life and leadership in the 21st century.

The Community
Organizations such as the MBA Student Association and the Student Advocates of Bilingual Education offer graduate students a forum for discussion and networking within specific fields of interest. LMU services include low-cost health insurance, free psychological counseling, career counseling and placement, emergency short-term loans, campus employment opportunities, and counseling and support international students. Recreational facilities are open to all students.

Programs of Study
Loyola Marymount University offers more than forty master's programs aimed primarily at serving working professionals in the Southern California area. Detailed information on each of the following programs may be obtained by going to our website: http://www.lmu.edu/graduate/programs

College of Liberal Arts

  • M.A. in English (Literature, Creative Writing, Rhetoric)
  • M.A. in Pastoral Studies
  • M.A. in Theology
  • M.A. in Philosophy

College of Business Administration

  • Master of Business Administration

College of Science and Engineering

  • Master of Science in Engineering (Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering)
  • Master of Science (Computer Science, Engineering and Production Management, Environmental Science)

School of Film and Television:

  • Master of Fine Arts (Film, Television, Screenwriting)

School of Education

  • M.A. & Credential Programs in Teacher Education, Counseling, School Psychology, Administration, and specialized programs.

Clinical Art Therapy

  • M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy

Facilities and Resources
Graduate students have access to all computer labs on campus. Equipment includes Digital MicroVAX, IBM, Apple IIe, and Macintosh computer systems. Internet access is available. The recently remodeled Von der Ahe Library contains more than 363,000 volumes, 101,000 microforms, 2,900 current periodicals, and access, via an interlibrary system, to the major research facilities at UCLA's libraries.

Expenses and Aid
Tuition per semester hour for the academic year is as follows:

School of Education $775 per sem. hr.
English, Philosophy, Theology/Pastoral Studies $775 per sem. hr.
Comp. Science/Electrical, Civil, Mech. Engineering $775 per sem. hr.
Marital & Family Therapy: $800 per sem. hr.
School of Film and Television: $800 per sem. hr.
Business Administration: $860 per sem. hr.
Engineering & Production Management $860 per sem. hr.

Housing and living expenses in the surrounding residential area average $8,000 for the academic year. There is limited on campus housing available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Financial Aid
The University maintains an Office of Financial Aid to assist graduate students who require financial aid. LMU offers financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and graduate assistantships.

How to Apply
Applicants must hold a bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution. The GRE is required for most programs; the MBA program requires the GMAT. Individual programs may have specific deadlines, pre-requisites, or additional paperwork requirements. Applicants must submit a graduate application with a non-refundable $35 fee, a statement of intent, and two official transcripts of all previous college-level work with the Graduate Admissions Office prior to the pertinent deadlines. Students must submit financial aid applications to the Office of Financial Aid by June 1 to be considered for aid for the following fall.

Who to Contact
Graduate Admissions Office
Loyola Marymount University
University Hall
One LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659

Phone: 310-338-2721
888-946-5681 (toll-free)

Fax: 310-338-6086

E-mail: graduate@lmu.edu

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