Loyola University Chicago

Urban Affairs and Public Policy


Student Experience



Our students bring a wealth of diverse backgrounds, encompassing those who transition directly from their undergraduate programs and others who bring years of work experience before returning to school. Work experience, whether in policy or other fields, is not a prerequisite for enrollment. 

In recognition of the varied schedules of our students, many find it feasible to balance either part- or full-time work while pursuing their studies. All required classes are conveniently scheduled at night, and for those employed full-time, we collaborate to identify suitable internship options. Additionally, the program offers the flexibility to complete your degree on a part-time basis to accommodate your individual commitments and career demands. 

UAPP Student Handbook