Loyola University Chicago

Urban Affairs and Public Policy


Schedules and Courses


To learn more about each program’s curriculum and course descriptions, please visit the graduate programs in our Academic Catalog: https://catalog.luc.edu/graduate-professional/continuing-professional-studies/#academicstext 

Time to Completion

Full-time students in our graduate degree programs typically complete their degree in 18-24 months, while part-time students generally finish in three years, depending on the number of courses taken per semester. The program can support part-time attendance, providing flexibility with a typical completion time of three years.  

Our graduate certificate option offers adaptability, enabling students to customize their learning experience based on individual needs and commitments. 

The JD/MPP dual degree, with careful planning, allows students to finish both programs in three years. Please note, applicants must apply for admission separately to each program and will receive distinct admission decisions. 

Course Format

All required courses are taught at the Water Tower Campus or online. About half of the classes offered each semester are offered online. 

Graduate Housing

Loyola University Chicago offers graduate housing exclusively in Baumhart Hall, situated on our Water Tower campus in the heart of Chicago. For detailed information on graduate student housing options, please refer to the Residential Life website.

The following 2019 guides will also provide helpful information: