Application Deadline and Contacts

Fall July 30th Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Admitted students must commit to attending Loyola by August 1st


December 1st Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 
February 15th 
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Admitted students must commit to attending Loyola by May 1st

Admission Requirements

Cohort Model: This program is following a cohort model with both online and in-person cohort options. In this model, students benefit from networking and building professional relationships with one another during the course of their program. Once a cohort is formed, the students remain together for the duration of their program. The development of the cohort is contingent upon reaching the required numbers of enrolled students.
  • A Completed Application Form 
    You may submit your application form online. The application consists of two primary components: transcripts and a personal statement. 
  • Transcripts
    Applicants must submit 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. We will accept unofficial transcripts given the current environment of the pandemic. 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. We give 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 1-2 pages, describing:
    1. Professional, Academic and/or research interests, and goals
    2. Life experiences that have influenced your desire to study language, culture, and curriculum at a social-justice-oriented institution.
  • International Students
    Additional requirements for International applicants including English Language and Transcript & Credentials can be found on our International Students page