Loyola University Chicago

School of Education


EdD in School Psychology

The EdD Program will accept applicants who already hold a valid Professional Educator License for School Psychologist in Illinois or hold a school psychology license in another state and be eligible to obtain licensure as a school psychologist in IL. . This translates to most potential students from NASP-approved specialist level programs coming into the EdD program with very similar coursework as prerequisites to entering the program. Potential applicants who did not graduate from NASP-approved specialist level must document that they have had similar foundational coursework to students who did graduate from NASP-approved programs.

Fall Application Deadline: May 1

A Completed Application Form 
We prefer that you submit your application form online. You may also download an application form and mail the completed form to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Official Transcripts
Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor’s degree in progress. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.

Transcripts must show a GPA of at least a 3.0. In exceptional cases, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 may be admitted. Each program area gives meaningful consideration to the applicant's graduate GPA, recommendations, professional experience and reasons for pursuing a graduate program, as well as to the diversity of the student body.

Three Letters of Recommendation
If you supply your recommender’s email address as part of your completed online application form, then your recommendation letters may be submitted online. Or, your recommenders may choose to mail them to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

We ask that you submit only three letters, no more, no less. Recommenders may be academic or professional in nature.

A Personal Statement
Please write a narrative of a maximum of 3 pages (12-pt. font, single-spaced) that address the following:

  1. Evidence of life experiences that have influenced the impact of social justice on your professional philosophy
  2. Evidence of professional practice that reflects the college and university's social justice mission
  3. Evidence of leadership potential/capacity to translate an Ed.D. degree into expanded and effective service to children, families, educators, and communities


Application Fee
A $50 application fee is required for applications submitted by mail. If you complete the online application form, the application fee is waived.

The admissions committee will review all applications and may request an interview. Interviews will occur by invitation.