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The application process for our certificate programs is simple. You can apply at any time for any upcoming open term, if the deadline has not passed. The Admissions Committee will review your file once you have submitted:

  1. Application form
    Our online application form is free. You can start the application at any time and return to complete it when you are ready.
  2. Official transcripts
    You must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.
  3. Statement of purpose
    We want to know your motivation for returning to school, your career aspirations, and how you believe our program will help you meet your goals. You can submit the statement through the online application.
  4. Resume
    A current resume or curriculum vitae can be uploaded through the online application.

You may also be required to submit

  1. Transcript evaluation. You must submit an official transcript evaluation for all postsecondary schooling outside of the U.S. (except study abroad course work), regardless of the language of the instruction or transcript. We accept evaluations from Educational Credential Evaluators or Educational Perspectives. If you have a U.S. master's degree, you will be able to skip this evaluation.
  2. English language test requirement. An official TOEFL, IELTS, or Pearson Test of English (PTE) score report is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. The minimum acceptable total score on the Internet-Based Test (IBT) of the TOEFL exam is 90. The minimum acceptable total score on the IELTS exam is 6.5. The minimum accpetable score on the PTE is 61. This requirement is waived for those who have completed a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree program or for those who are citizens of or have completed a bachelor's degree at a recognized institution at which the language of instruction is English in these countries: Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Enrollment Management at 312-915-8950 or GradApp@luc.edu.

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