Loyola University Chicago's suite of programs in Urban Affairs and Public Policy stands at the forefront of research and career opportunities. Transform your concerns about social problems into the capacity to thoroughly examine them, devise fitting solutions, and subsequently take meaningful action. 

Whether in the non-profit realm, private industry, or within government at the federal, state, and local levels, our programs position students to make a substantial impact on the dynamic landscape of urban governance. 

Alumni Updates

Victoria "Peggy" Frazier (JD/MPP '21) started a new position as Assistant Attorney General at Illinois Attorney General's Office.

Maggi Ibis (MPP '20) is now Senior Communications Manager, University of Chicago Crime Lab and Education Lab.

Michael Cotter (MPP '17) is Policy Director at Office of State Rep. Bob Morgan (IL-58). He continues working with the Local School Councils for the Chicago Public Schools.

Jesus del Toro (MPP '20) was recognized by NextGen Collective as part of ‘30 under 30,’ for his work in ”Chuy” Garcia’s Congressional Office and now with the Office of New Americans in the City of Chicago.

Isabel V. Valdez (MA '14) was noted as a ‘40 under 40’ by NegociasNow, recognizing her contributions to the City of Chicago both in the nonprofit world with Allies for Community Business and in her current position as Director of Economic Recovery at the City of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.