Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication


No, a part-time option is also available. Students are allowed to switch between full - and part-time study while in the program upon the approval of the Assistant Dean.

All fall and spring classes take place at the Water Tower campus. Each required course meets once a week from 7-9:30 p.m. Electives may meet during the day, afternoon or evening, but some each semester will meet from 7-9:30 p.m.

It typically takes two years for full-time students to complete the program and three years for part-time students. You can learn more here.

The Office of Student Financial Assistance can answer questions about financial aid policies and procedures, as well as provide important information on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Various institutional and donor-funded scholarships, along with external scholarship opportunities, are available to enrolled students throughout the year. To apply for these opportunities, please visit LUC Scholarship Connect.

The School of Communication also occasionally offers paid hourly positions for enrolled graduate students.


The School of Communication offers strong career support during and after the program. We encourage students to work in communication jobs while in the program to gain additional relevant experience to complement their graduate degree. Faculty work with students to identify their interests, assess their skills and offer advice and suggestions. The school has its own career and internship coordinator, career website and database of jobs and internships. The school also has an annual Career Week and Career and Networking Fair.

Students can live on campus if they choose. Graduate students live in Baumhart Hall, which is across the street from the School of Communication. Loyola’s Department of Residence Life can also direct students to additional housing resources.

Loyola’s Office of International Students and Scholars provides services and resources to international students, including information on visas and work eligibility. Marian E. Carlson, international student advisor, can be reached at mcarl2@luc.edu or 312-915-6217.

Please contact the program director, Prof. David Kamerer, dkamerer@luc.edu.

Great! You can apply using the free online application here. You’ll also need to submit several other documents and materials described here.

Yes, but it’s waived for applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or better or five or more years of relevant professional experience. It’s also waived for current students and degree-holding alumni of Loyola University Chicago’s School of Communication.

International applicants who are non-native English speakers must demonstrate proficiency in English through the TOEFL or IELTS exam and submit a U.S. evaluation of their undergraduate transcript by ECE or Educational Perspectives. You can learn more about these requirements here.

The program has rolling admissions. As soon as an application is complete, it is considered by the Admissions Review Committee. Applicants typically learn their admission status in about a week after that.