Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Admission

Application Process

We recruit a qualified and diverse group of students to ensure a quality and collaborative learning experience for everyone involved in the program. In order to become a digital media master at Loyola, applicants should demonstrate an interest in digital media and storytelling. They are not required to have a bachelor’s degree in communications or media studies; a bachelor’s degree in any field is acceptable. We also welcome communications professionals who want to enhance their educational qualifications and career opportunities.
We accept applications on a rolling basis and invite you to apply now to start earning your digital media and storytelling degree.
Please review the general information and requirements detailed below prior to submitting your application.
 
You must submit:
 
  • 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.
 
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
If you supply your recommender’s e-mail 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 two letters. If possible, at least one recommender should be academic in nature.
 
  • Writing Sample
Please submit a writing sample that best represents your writing style - an academic paper, a blog post, work-related writing, etc. Ideally around 500 words.
 
  • Statement of Purpose
Please discuss the following: Why are you applying to the master's program in digital media and storytelling? How do you see the master's degree helping you in your career plan? How does you background and experience qualify you as a candidate for the program? Why apply to the School of Communication at Loyola?
 
Applicants may submit their statement through the online application, e-mail it to gradapp@luc.edu, or mail it to:
 
Graduate and Professional Enrollment Management
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611
 
  • 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.

 

International Students applying to Loyola's MC in Digital Media and Storytelling

Applicants may be required to submit additional materials:
 
  • Language Test Requirement
An official TOEFL or IELTS score report is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. For the TOEFL, a score of at least 79 on the Internet-based or 550 on the written-based test is required. For the IELTS, a minimum score of 6.5 is required. Copies and faxes are not accepted as official documents; we must receive test scores directly from the testing service.
This requirement is waived for those who have completed a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree program and those who are citizens of or have completed a bachelor's degree at a recognized institution at which the language of instruction is English in these countries: Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.
 
  • Transcript Evaluation
Applicants who completed post-secondary education abroad are required to submit all non-U.S. transcripts to an evaluation service for an evaluation of academic credentials. The evaluation report must show that your non-U.S. education is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree to be considered for admission.
Loyola accepts evaluations from two companies: Educational Perspectives and Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). We recommend that applicants who attended seminaries or similar religious institutions use Educational Perspectives. Applicants who attended non-religious institutions may use either company.
The evaluation is waived for applicants who have completed a master’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution.
 
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)
www.ece.org
Phone: 414.289.3400
 
Please request a General Evaluation with Grade Average.
 
Educational Perspectives
www.edperspectives.org
Phone: 312.421.9300
 
Please request a General Evaluation. You may apply online or print and submit this form directly to Educational Perspectives: EP Application
 
Official reports should be sent to:
Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
 
Copies and faxes are not accepted as official documents; we must receive the report directly. Applicants currently enrolled in a program should not request the evaluation until the last term of enrollment, or until after graduation. If an evaluation is requested prior to the last term of enrollment, the equivalency of a U.S. bachelor's degree cannot be established or verified.
 
For more information, please visit the International Admission Website.
 

Application Deadlines

We accept and review applications on a rolling basis and invite you to apply now. We accept students for the fall term only. Our application deadline is June 1.
 
The Master’s in Digital Media and Storytelling degree at Loyola develops strong foundations in producing and distributing non-fictional narrative communication for diverse audiences. Our students apply their advanced technical skills to create compelling presentations, always keeping ethics in mind.
 
Contact us for more information or apply to Loyola for our digital media master's degree.