Loyola University New Orleans has a long history of offering quality bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs through the Jesuit tradition of education. Founded in New Orleans in the early 20th century with an educational approach that dates back to 1540, Loyola University New Orleans now offers master’s and doctoral degrees through cutting-edge 21st century technology. Thanks to advances in distance learning technology, students can now attend one of the most prestigious and renowned private, not-for-profit Catholic universities in the U.S. from anywhere in the world!.
Loyola University New Orleans is named for Saint Ignatius of Loyola, who founded the Society of Jesus in 1540. Later called “the Jesuits,” St. Ignatius and the members of his society established a tradition of education that seeks to develop the “whole person,” including ” head and heart, intellect and feelings.” Jesuits believed that people must be educated in order to achieve full moral development. As such, Loyola University New Orleans is a part of the Jesuit Educational Network, and is 1 of 28 universities in the US with over 1 million Jesuit alumni worldwide. Thanks to distance learning, location is no longer a barrier to education.
In addition to possessing a rich educational history, Loyola University New Orleans continues to receive recognition for today’s esteemed educational evaluators, such as U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. For 2011, Loyola University New Orleans was ranked by U.S. News and World Report as being one of the Top 10 Regional Universities of the South for the 20th year in a row, and number 8 in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category. Furthermore, the Princeton Review ranked Loyola University New Orleans’ Monroe Library as 1 of the “Top 10 University Libraries” for the 5th year in a row! The Online Education Database praised Loyola University New Orleans’ educational approach for giving students the problem-solving and leadership skills that will “transfer into many different fields.”
Distance learning degrees are offered in an online format at the master’s and doctoral levels. Degrees are available in fields such as Criminal Justice, Nursing, and Pastoral Studies. Master’s degrees that are available through distance learning include the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), RN to MSN Bridge, Master of Science (MS) in Criminal Justice Administration, and Master of Pastoral Studies (MPS). The MS in Criminal Justice program offers two specializations: Justice Administration and Forensic Science Administration. The Doctor of Nurse Practice is the doctoral degree available by distance learning. Loyola University New Orleans is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and nursing programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
Tuition and fees are $702 per credit hour for Nursing and Criminal Justice programs. Both programs are 36 hours long. The Loyola Institute of Ministry offers a discounted tuition rate of $351 per credit hour for a 36 hour degree. Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants and program scholarships.