Your Next Steps

Find the school that's right for you! Advance your education opportunities with this inaugural section of the Los Angeles Loyolan. Your Next Steps highlights different graduate programs that will take your degree to the next level. Programs are listed in alphabetical order by University.


Loyola Marymount University, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Loyola Marymount University, College of Business Administration

Loyola Marymount University, College of Communication and Fine Arts

Loyola Marymount University, Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Pepperdine University, School of Public Policy

University of California Irvine, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy

Loyola Marymount University, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Master of Arts in Bioethics

What makes this school and/or program(s) unique?
The Master of Arts in Bioethics balances a liberal arts and science curriculum with a commitment to social justice, inviting interdisciplinary exploration of contemporary issues in healthcare and research. In this COVID-19 pandemic, a MA in Bioethics ensures critical preparation for those seeking careers in healthcare and biotechnology industry; anticipating medical or law school; or who want to contribute to policy and practice in any organization in this era of biohazards.

Program Contact Email
https://bellarmine.lmu.edu/bioethics/contact/

Program Contact Phone
(310) 338-4205

Master of Arts in English

What makes this school and/or program(s) unique?
The Master of Arts in English offers students the opportunity to hone and apply their creative, communication, and critical skills in one of three distinct tracks of study: Literature, Creative Writing, or Composition and Rhetoric. The program’s tracks all prepare graduates for a range of professional paths including doctoral study, teaching, and many writing-based careers whether in journalism, communication, the non-profit sector, or any business, where excellent writing skills are a top priority of employers.

Program Contact Email
Robin.Miskolcze@lmu.edu

Program Contact Phone
(310) 338-3721

Master of Arts in Philosophy

What makes this school and/or program(s) unique?
The Master of Arts in Philosophy prepares students to think rigorously, write well, analyze sharply, argue persuasively, and imagine broadly through engagement with Eastern and Western philosophies. Students apply philosophy to contemporary critical issues, building the intellectual foundations and skills for effective leadership. Graduates leave the program ready to pursue doctoral study, law school, medical school, or even careers in film and other storytelling industries.

Program Contact Email
BStone@lmu.edu

Program Contact Phone
(310) 338-5807

Master of Arts in Theology and Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology

What makes this school and/or program(s) unique?
The Department of Theological Studies offers a Master of Arts in Theology and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology. Religion and spirituality are among the most powerful forces in people’s lives, especially at times like these. Through research and in-depth study of the world’s major traditions students develop the ethical and contemplative practices that support success across fields, enhance leadership, and contribute to the well-being of colleagues, employees, and communities. MA students explore biblical, historical, systematic, moral and comparative theology, linked to careers in pastoral ministry, and many other areas.

Program Contact Email
Jennifer.Scott@lmu.edu

Program Contact Phone
(310) 338-7772

Master of Arts in Yoga Studies

What makes this school and/or program(s) unique?
The Master of Arts in Yoga Studies integrates theory and practice with the philosophical and theological underpinnings of a rich history and tradition that has evolved into a multi-billion-dollar industry. Students enjoy many opportunities to engage with Los Angeles, bringing contemporary wellness and mindfulness to many contexts and community needs. Graduates go on to doctoral study, as well as successful careers across the healthcare industries and in private enterprise.

Program Contact Email
YogaStudies@lmu.edu

Program Contact Phone
(310) 258-8725

Loyola Marymount University, College of Business Administration

Executive MBA, MBA Program, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Business Analytics and Master of Science in Management

What makes this school and/or program(s) unique?

  • Small classes that focus on personalized attention and individual learning.
  • Top rated faculty comprised of academic experts and industry leaders.
  • Robust, customized career services and professional development opportunities.
  • $10,000 LMU Together scholarship to all LMU seniors admitted into one of our one-year, full-time master’s degree (MS) programs.

Program Contact Email
CBAGrad@lmu.edu

Program Contact Phone
(310) 258-8707

Loyola Marymount University, College of Communication and Fine Arts

Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy with specialization in Art Therapy

What makes this school and/or program(s) unique?
This program expands upon the students' visual arts knowledge while empowering them with the psychotherapeutic skills needed to become successful marital and family therapists in California, and nationally-registered art therapists.

Program Contact Email
pamela.wimberly-willis@lmu.edu

Program Contact Phone
(310) 338-4562

Master of Fine Arts in Performance Pedagogy

What makes this school and/or program(s) unique?
This program is designed for students with prior experience as theatre professionals who, through a wide variety of courses, wish to expand their career options as theatre teachers or professors.

Program Contact Email
kwetmore@lmu.edu

Program Contact Phone
(310) 338-7831

Loyola Marymount University, Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Master of Science in Civil Engineering

What makes this school and/or program(s) unique?
Our graduate programs are currently online interactive learning with evening classes to accommodate working professionals. Graduates will have improved job prospects, expanding and advancing career paths. It is a flexible program with small class sizes to facilitate meaningful interactions between faculty and students. Students with non-engineering undergraduate degrees can earn a degree in Civil Engineering by passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination and meeting the other program requirements.

Program Contact Email
jpal@lmu.edu

Program Contact Phone
(310) 568-6241

Master of Science in Computer Science

What makes this school and/or program(s) unique?
Our graduate programs are currently online interactive learning with evening classes to accommodate working professionals. Graduates will have improved job prospects, expanding and advancing career paths. It is a flexible program with small class sizes to facilitate meaningful interactions between faculty and students.

Program Contact Email
gvejaran@lmu.edu

Program Contact Phone
(310) 338-5761

Master of Science Electrical Engineering

What makes this school and/or program(s) unique?
Our graduate programs are currently online interactive learning with evening classes to accommodate working professionals. Graduates will have improved job prospects, expanding and advancing career paths. It is a flexible program with small class sizes to facilitate meaningful interactions between faculty and students.

Program Contact Email
gvejaran@lmu.edu

Program Contact Phone
(310) 338-5761

Master of Science in Environmental Science

What makes this school and/or program(s) unique?
Our graduate programs are currently online interactive learning with evening classes to accommodate working professionals. Graduates will have improved job prospects, expanding and advancing career paths. It is a flexible program with small class sizes to facilitate meaningful interactions between faculty and students. Students with non-engineering undergraduate degrees can earn a degree in Civil Engineering by passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination and meeting the other program requirements.

Program Contact Email
jpal@lmu.edu

Program Contact Phone
(310) 568-6241

Master of Science in Healthcare Systems Engineering

What makes this school and/or program(s) unique?
Our graduate programs are currently online interactive learning with evening classes to accommodate working professionals. Graduates will have improved job prospects, expanding and advancing career paths. It is a flexible program with small class sizes to facilitate meaningful interactions between faculty and students. Healthcare Systems Engineering has cooperative programs with Kaiser Permanente and students can pursue a dual MBA degree while pursuing their MS in Healthcare Systems Engineering can pursue a dual MBA degree while pursuing their MS in Healthcare Systems Engineering.

Program Contact Email
boppenheim@lmu.edu

Program Contact Phone
(310) 338-2825

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

What makes this school and/or program(s) unique?
Our graduate programs are currently online interactive learning with evening classes to accommodate working professionals. Graduates will have improved job prospects, expanding and advancing career paths. It is a flexible program with small class sizes to facilitate meaningful interactions between faculty and students.

Program Contact Email
Omar.Es-Said@lmu.edu

Program Contact Phone
(310) 338-2829

Master of Science in Systems Engineering

What makes this school and/or program(s) unique?
Our graduate programs are currently online interactive learning with evening classes to accommodate working professionals. Graduates will have improved job prospects, expanding and advancing career paths. It is a flexible program with small class sizes to facilitate meaningful interactions between faculty and students. Systems Engineering has technical focus pathways allow students to customize their degree based on their areas of interest. Students can pursue a dual MBA degree while pursuing their MS in Systems Engineering.

Program Contact Email
Claire.leon@lmu.edu

Program Contact Phone
(310) 338-7878

Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics

What makes this school and/or program(s) unique?
Our program combines both mathematics and education courses allowing students to both deepen their mathematical knowledge and apply that knowledge to their pedagogy. Courses are organized around teacher cohorts, promoting community, peer-centered learning, and one-on-one time with instructors.

Program Contact Email
Christina.Eubanks-Turner@lmu.edu

Program Contact Phone
(310) 338-5107

Pepperdine University, School of Public Policy

Master of Public Policy

What makes this school and/or program(s) unique?
For an era marked by political polarization and distrust of our governing institutions, the Pepperdine School of Public Policy prepares public leaders who can work across differences and across sectors to create sustainable policy solutions. Through a distinctive curriculum shaped by the late, great social scientist, Dr. James Q. Wilson, over two decades ago, our students learn to not only consider the quantitative aspects of policy decisions, but to also analyze politics from historical, philosophical, and faith perspectives – to employ what Dr. Wilson called our "moral sense." The need to humanize our politics and policymaking has never been greater, which is why we say from our breathtaking campus, our students "will see public policy differently from here."

Program Contact Email
sppadmissions@pepperdine.edu

University of California Irvine, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharm.D. Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Science in Pharmacology

What makes this school and/or program(s) unique?

  • Rigorous clinical training at UCI academic medical center to ensure graduates are ready to work in interprofessional teams
  • Integrative health approach to treating the whole patient with a wide range of preventive and treatment modalities
  • Committed to serve under-represented populations and advance healthcare equity

Program Contact Email
pharmd@uci.edu

Program Contact Phone
(949) 824-1991

University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Ph.D. in Communication, Master of Science in Communication Data Science, Communication Management (MCG), Master of Science in Digital Social Media, Master of Arts in Global Communication, Master of Science in Journalism, Public Diplomacy (MPD), Master of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising

What makes this school and/or program(s) unique?
At USC Annenberg, we use journalism, communication, public diplomacy and public relations to deepen our understanding of the changing nature of communication. There is no place better equipped to prepare you to inquire, innovate and lead at the global crossroads of media, technology and culture.

Program Contact Email
ascadm@usc.edu

Program Contact Phone
(213) 821-0770

University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Pharm.D. Doctor of Pharmacy

What makes this school and/or program(s) unique?
As the #1 private PharmD program in the nation, USC School of Pharmacy educates and trains students for professional success! With world-renowned faculty, an innovative curriculum, and one of the largest alumni networks, our program provides exposure and connections to a variety of pharmacy professions, including community, hospital, industry, managed care, government and research just to name a few. With endless opportunities, we ensure our students are trained and prepared for the future of pharmacy. Fight On!

Program Contact Email
dibbini@usc.edu

Program Contact Phone
(323) 442-1466