Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines

This program is not accepting applicaitons for the 2021-2022 academic year

  • 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 an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0 and a graduate GPA of 3.5. 

  • Three Letters of Recommendation
    If you supply your recommender's email address as part of your completed online application form, then your recommendation letters will be submitted directly through the online application system.

    We ask that you submit only three letters, no more, no less. Recommenders may be academic or professional in nature. 
  • A Personal Statement
    Your statement should be 1-3 pages, and you should describe your:
    • Academic and research interests, as well as your professional goals;
    • Life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice.



  • Standardized Test Scores
    Applicants must submit general GRE scores. Loyola’s GRE institution code is 1412.
  • Resume
    A current resume that highlights at least two years of work experience relevant to your professional goals
  • Research Paper
    You may submit a recent research paper, article, or manuscript that is at least five pages and is authored solely by the applicant.
  • Interview
    Our admissions committee may request an interview. Interviews are done by invitation only. In preparation for the interview, candidates will be asked to give a PowerPoint portfolio presentation, provide real-time analysis, and an on-site writing sample. If invited to campus, an email will be sent with specific instructions prior to the interview.