Loyola University Chicago

School of Education


MA in Cultural & Educational Policy Studies

Application Deadlines:
Fall: April 1
Spring: November 1

Applications after the deadlines are considered when space for additional students is available.

JD/MA and JD/MEd 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.)

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
If you supply your recommender’s email 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.
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611

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 1-3 pages, and you should describe your:

  1. Academic and research interests, as well as professional goals
  2. Life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice