How to apply
Use the Official Online Application for Loyola Marymount University; you will need to create an account and you will be able to access your application after you have applied.
To receive an application package to any LMU graduate division program, please e-mailyour name, your postal address, and the title of your program of interest to the Graduate Admissions Office. You may also call the Graduate Admissions Office at (310) 338-2721.
If you need more information, consult the 2010-2011 University Bulletin (Graduate Theological Studies can be found in page 47).
In order for an application to be considered, the applicant must be able to show:
Applicants for admission to the master's degree programs are required to submit:
All materials should be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office, by the dates listed below:
Applications received after this deadline will be reviewed on an individual basis. Those who have applied for admission may be formally admitted or may be required to fulfill prerequisites before being formally admitted.
Students may take graduate courses in non-degree status with the clearance of the Graduate Admissions and with permission of the instructor.
All coursework normally will be taken as outlined in the university bulletin. However, some substitutions may be granted, particularly for students who entered the program under another bulletin and need to fulfill requirements according to that bulletin. The student will request his or her advisor to make a substitution. The advisor will consult with the program director. The Director approves or disapproves the request and informs the Dean and Department Chair in writing regarding the substitution.
A maximum of six semester hours of graduate work completed in a non-degree status at Loyola Marymount University may be applied toward the graduate program. Similarly, a maximum of six semester hours of graduate level work with a minimum grade of "B" (3.0) may be transferred from another accredited institution toward the graduate program.
Independent Studies Courses
A student who wishes to pursue an area of research which is not covered in any of the courses offered in the program can develop an independent studies course under the supervision of a full-time faculty member of the department. A proposal should be drawn up in writing on the form available in the Office of the Registrar. It should be approved by the student's advisor and the department chair in the semester before the student expects to enroll in the course. No more than one independent studies course can be taken in any given semester, and no more than two can be counted towards the fulfillment of the course requirements for a degree.