Loyola University New Orleans, a Jesuit and Catholic institution of higher education, welcomes students of diverse backgrounds and prepares them to lead meaningful lives with and for others; to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue; and to work for a more just world. Our school is open to students of all faiths. Through teaching, research, creative activities, and service, the faculty, in cooperation with the staff, strives to educate the whole student and to benefit the larger community. We provide the small classes and personal attention of a private university combined with the academic challenge of a major research institution.
Loyola University New Orleans
Jesuit, Roman Catholic
Loyola University New Orleans is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Bachelor’s, Master’s, and JD (Juris Doctor) degrees.
Loyola’s M.S.N. programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326.
U.S. News & World Report 2012
- Loyola is ranked among the Top 5 quality-rated Online Graduate Nursing Programs (Honor Roll) by U.S. News & World Report 2012
- 1st in Student Services and Technology
- 2nd in Faculty Credentials & Training
- The School of Nursing was ranked among the Best Graduate Schools of Nursing by U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools edition for 2012
- Ranked 8th in Regional Universities of the South
- Ranked 5th in Great Schools, Great Prices Category
- Recognized nationally for Service Learning in Outstanding Programs Aimed at Enriching the Student Experience
- Listed among the Top 10 Regional Universities in the South for the last 21 years
The Princeton Review 2011-2012
- Named one of the Best 377 Colleges
- College of Business ranked among the nation's Best Business Schools
- Monroe Library is ranked as one of the Top 10 University Libraries in the nation for fifth consecutive year
- Ranked 17th in Best Town-Gown Relationship (Recognizes students that get along well with members of the local community.)
- NEW: Ranks 4th in Lots of Race/Class Interaction (Recognizes different types of students interact frequently and easily)
- NEW: Selected as "Best in the Southeast" on their website feature, "2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region"
MS in Criminal Justice Administration – Justice Administration
The Justice Administration specialization focuses on public law enforcement and covers a broad spectrum of topics such as organizational structure, leadership effectiveness, fiscal and resource management, personnel training and development, and emerging technologies used in law enforcement. The program will help to develop skills that are relevant to the effective management and administration of a law enforcement agency. This specialization will also benefit individuals in the public sector who aspire to move into the private sector. The curriculum in this program has been designed to include a number of “carry over” skills applicable to either the public or private justice administration fields.
Online MS in Criminal Justice Administration – Forensic Science Administration
The Forensic Science Administration specialization is designed to provide professionals within the criminal justice field training in the proper use and management of forensic science tools and knowledge, including their limitations. Areas of study include relevant case law and legislation, standards of professionalism, and critical issues influencing the use of forensic science techniques, which may apply in various settings ranging from the crime scene to the courtroom.
MS in Nursing – Health Care Systems Management
For busy Nursing professionals ready to take their career to the next level, Loyola University New Orleans offers a fully online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
The Health Care Systems Management (HCSM) specialization of the MSN degree focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a variety of Nursing Leadership positions in healthcare organizations. The HCSM program includes content in nursing administration, management, leadership, finance, quality improvement health promotion, disease prevention/management, integrated delivery systems, managed care strategies, and workforce management.
The HCSM program requires 36 credit hours of graduate coursework, 12 of which are devoted to core courses and 24 of which are devoted to HCSM major courses.
BLEND Program (MSN Bridge)
- PLEASE NOTE: All candidates must have a minimum undergrad GPA of 2.8 to apply for this degree program
An RN who has earned a non-Nursing Bachelor’s degree may be admitted to Loyola’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. BLEND Program (MSN Bridge) is one-semester long and offered in a fully online format.
The program is composed of integrated upper division, undergraduate Nursing courses that serve as prerequisites to 700-level (graduate) nursing courses.