Application Deadlines and Contacts
Fall: January 1
- For application related questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- Two Letters of Recommendation
The letters should speak to the preparation for graduate school, commitment to social justice, and/or special circumstances and context for the candidate's educational journey/life journey.
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 two letters, no more, no less. Recommenders may be academic or professional in nature.
- A Personal Statement
Your statement should be no more than 2, double spaced, 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;
- Any research and professional experiences.
Our admissions committee may request an interview. Interviews are done by invitation only. If invited to campus, an email will be sent with specific instructions prior to the interview.