To be eligible for the dual degree program, a prospective student must apply to and be admitted to both the Graduate School's MA in Cultural & Educational Policy Studies program and the School of Law's JD program independently. Transcripts submitted to the Law School can be shared. All other admission documents need to be submitted to each school directly. Should only one program offer admission, the applicant has the opportunity to enter that program.
JD/MA Dual Degree: June 1 (You must also separately apply for JD admission. Please follow the Law School application guidelines for early notification and priority deadlines. Applications accepted across the year for accepted JD students who wish to transfer to the JD/MEd dual degree.)
Applications after the deadlines are considered when space for additional students is available.
- A Completed Application Form
You may submit your application form online.
- 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.
- A Personal Statement
Your statement should be 1-3 pages, and you should describe your:
- Academic and reasearch interests, as well as your professional goals
- Life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice
- Any research and professional experiences
**Students should check with Law School for any changes to their application requirements.