Loyola University Chicago

Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

School of Law


What are the application deadlines?
The campus-based LLM program begins each fall in late August. The application deadline is July 1. Campus applicants may also be permitted to begin in January with special permission from the faculty and admissions committee.  

The online LLM program begins three times each year:

  1. Fall Term
    Application Deadline: August 1st of each year (for application and all supporting materials) 
    Term Begins: Early September
    Term Ends: Mid December
  2. Spring Term
    Application Deadline: December 1st of each year (for application and all supporting materials) 
    Term Begins: Early January
    Term Ends: Mid April
  3. Summer Term
    Application Deadline: April 1st of each year (for application and all supporting materials) 
    Term Begins: Early May 
    Term Ends: Mid August

What are the application requirements?
Applicants for the LLM degree must possess a Bachelor’s degree and a primary degree in law (JD or LLB) and at least three years of experience in business or law. LLM applicants must submit: a resume, transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, a personal statement, and one letter of recommendation. No entrance examination is required. Please review the detailed application instructions here.

Can I transfer credits from other schools?

Due to the unique nature of our online degrees, transfer credits are generally not accepted. Applicants or students seeking exceptions to this rule should contact HealthLawOnline@luc.edu.

Is the program accredited?

Loyola University Chicago is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools while Loyola University Chicago School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

Does Loyola provide financial assistance?
Yes. All students are eligible for federal loan programs. Contact Loyola’s Financial Aid Office for more information.

What can I expect from the online course experience?

The LLM program is comprised of attorneys with varying practice experience and areas of expertise. Students join the program at various points in their career and each student brings a unique background to the LLM program.

Courses are taught by full-time faculty members at Loyola as well as leading practitioners, each experts in their fields.  Each course is organized to teach key substantive areas and practical skills. All courses are offered online through Loyola’s learning management system and consist of reading assignments, recorded lectures, quizzes or exams, bulletin board assignments, writing assignments, and live classes. Course materials are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Please review this short video for an overview of the online course platform and experience.