Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work


Appilcation deadline is May 1.

Your application packet will contain (there is no fee to apply!):

  • A Completed Application Form
    Use our free online application system to get started gpem.luc.edu/apply/. When applying, choose the year, Track, and “Public Service”
    Please note, you will need to complete the “Biographical Information” section of the application first. Once that section is completed, you will be able to choose your program in the “Application Information” section.
  • Official Transcripts
    Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree in progress. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.
    Official Electronic Transcripts may be delivered directly to: Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management at gradapp@luc.edu.
  • Letters of recommendation are optional. No more than two letters should be submitted.
    For applicants who may feel that one or more parts of their application are weak, letters of recommendation are strongly encouraged. Should you wish to submit letters include your recommender’s email address as part of your online application form and we will send them a personalized link by which to upload the letter.
  • A Statement of Purpose
    Please discuss how Loyola's Public Service Leadership Master’s Degree Program and our focus on “a reason for being” leadership will prepare you to achieve your career goals. Your statement should be 2 - 3 pages in length, double-spaced. For applicants who may feel that one or more parts of their application are weak, the personal statement provides the admission committee with more insight on your candidacy.
  • Professional Resume
    A professional resume may be uploaded via the online application form or you may email it to us at gradapp@luc.edu.
    (See examples: Resume for GradSchool)
  • Language Test Requirement: Additional language requirement may apply. Please see additional details.

Entry Terms



Disaster Management & Emergency Preparedness

Fall 2022

Global Social Development

Fall 2022