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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. This requirement is waived for applicants with a bachelor’s, master's or doctoral degree from an accredited U.S. institution. You are required to submit your official international education credentials (e.g. transcripts, mark sheets, degree certificates, graduation diplomas) and evaluation fee directly to any evaluation agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), or you can submit an evaluation completed by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). You should request a General Evaluation with a Grade Average. You should request your chosen evaluation agency to send the evaluation directly to us, and that they send your transcripts along with your transcript evaluation. Transcripts received from these evaluation agencies are considered official. Please note this is the preferred method to get your official transcripts to us.
  2. English language test requirement
    An official TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, or Pearson Test of English (PTE) score report is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. We must receive test scores directly from the testing service, and the school’s code for the TOEFL and IELTS scores is 1412. The law school requires a minimum overall TOEFL iBT score of 95 with minimum scores of 24 in the writing and reading sections, or a minimum overall IELTS score of 7 with minimum scores of 7 in the writing and reading sections. The minimum test score for Duolingo is 125 and for the PTE it is 75. This requirement is waived for applicants who have completed a bachelor's degree or master’s degree at an accredited institution in the U.S., or for applicants who are citizens of or have completed a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution at which the language of instruction is English in these countries: Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand. Programs may offer a waiver of the English language test requirement under certain conditions. 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.

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.
All application materials and official records should be sent directly to GradApp@luc.edu.

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