The application process for our Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) 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 where you took courses for credit. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.
  3. Letters of recommendation
    If you supply your recommender's email address on the online application form, we will send a personalized link by which to upload the letter. We recommend you ask your recommender to write the letter of support prior to starting the application.
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  4. 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.
  5. Resume
    A current resume or curriculum vitae can be uploaded through the online application.

You may also be required to submit

  1. Transcript evaluation
    The transcript evaluation is required of all applicants who attended and received their degrees from any institution outside the U.S. The evaluation is not an English translation of the transcripts, but a separate document completed by a professional evaluation agency, which shows that the degree you’ve received or are pursuing outside the U.S. is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree or U.S. master’s degree. You are required to submit your official education credentials (e.g., transcripts, mark sheets, degree certificates, graduation diplomas, etc.) and evaluation fee directly to any NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) member company or the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Please note that only official documents should be submitted to the transcript evaluator, as Loyola only accepts official documents and not copies. You should request your chosen evaluation agency to send the evaluation directly to Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management (GPEM) at gradapp@luc.edu, and that they send your evaluated transcripts along with the report. Learn more on completing your transcript evaluation here.
  2. English language test requirement

    Most international applicants are required to submit a current official TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, or Pearson Test of English (PTE) score report. The law school requires the following minimum overall scores: TOEFL 95 (IBT) with minimum scores of 24 in the writing and reading sections, IELTS 7 with minimum scores of 7 in the writing and reading sections, Duolingo 125, and PTE 75. Scores must be received directly from the testing service and are valid for two years from the test date. Loyola’s code for receiving official TOEFL and IELTS scores is 1412. The English Proficiency Exam requirement is waived for applicants from the countries listed here, or who are currently completing or who have completed a bachelor’s degree or master's degree in the U.S. or at a recognized institution in the listed countries at which the language of instruction is English. Note that Loyola offers admission through the international conditional admission program (ICAP) for students who have demonstrated academic achievement, but who may need additional English language preparation in order to succeed in their courses. Contact the program director or enrollment advisor for more information

The application website will track your admission process from application through acceptance. We will also send you email notifications if you are missing materials or if your status changes.

Depending on your program, the typical wait for a decision to be made is 4 to 6 weeks from when your application becomes complete. Once a decision is made on your application, we will notify you by email.

Questions about the application process?

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Samuel M. Wilks, Senior Enrollment Advisor, Graduate and Online Programs

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+39 06 355 881 (Rome, Italy)

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