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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2015-2016 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Studies, M.A.

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This program provides experiences which are tailored to meet the general teaching and curriculum needs of teachers and other professionals. The teaching credential is not required. The candidate for this degree selects coursework centered on his/her goals and objectives. This program allows a maximum flexibility in selecting a course of study for a Master’s degree.

Admission Requirements

Application to the Master of Arts in the Educational Studies program requires the completion and submission the following:

  1. Graduate Division Application: Submitted directly to the Graduate Division Office.
  2. Transcripts: Two copies of official transcripts from all colleges/ universities attended. These should be sent directly to the Graduate Division Office.
  3. GPA Requirement: A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0; or a 3.05 GPA in the last 60 semester units of undergraduate coursework taken; or a 3.0 GPA in at least 9 units of graduate level coursework is required.
  4. Statement of Intent
  5. Educational Studies Program Application: Available in the School of Education.
  6. Two Letters of Recommendation: Forms may be obtained in the School of Education.
  7. Interview with the Program Director/Assistant Director: Upon completing the interview, the candidate’s application is submitted to the Associate Dean for review and recommendation. Once a recommendation is made, the candidate will receive written correspondence from the School of Education and Graduate Admissions explaining their admission status. Candidates are notified of their admission status approximately two weeks after completing their admission interview with the Academic Program Director/Assistant Director.

Program Goals

  1. Candidates will develop an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of education.
  2. Candidates will develop and improve the critical thinking skills needed to apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout the program.
  3. Candidates will acquire and develop the knowledge, skills and perspectives to examine and act upon the ethical and social justice dimensions of schooling.
  4. Candidates will utilize educational research skills to investigate educational issues and challenges.

Program Requirements


Student selects six additional 5000/6000 level Education classes with approval of Program Director (depending on student’s goals), two of which may be in another discipline. At least 18 semester hours of coursework in the total program must be at the 6000 level.

Comprehensive Assessment

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