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Loyola University Chicago

School of Education


M.A. in Research Methodology

Degree Requirements

Total Hours: 24
Practicum: None
Comprehensive: None
Thesis: Required

Length of Program: A full-time student enrolled in three courses per semester can complete the course work in three semesters. The time for the thesis will vary depending on the nature of the student's research agenda. Students have five years from acceptance to complete the program. (See GA&S Policy: Time Limit for Completion of Degree Requirements)

Curriculum Plan: Completion of the M.A. degree program requires 24 semester hours of graduate credit and a thesis. Students are expected to have completed one undergraduate course in statistics.

Continuous Enrollments
Master's students in Research Methodology are required to maintain the status of continuous enrollment during their program of studies. (See GA&S Policy: Academic Standing – Continuous Registration) This means that during each semester of each academic year (excluding Summer Sessions), each student must do one of the following:

Responsible conduct in research and scholarship

Required Courses (18 semester hours)

Elective Courses (6 semester hours)
Courses must be taken in a substantive area of the social sciences with approval from the student's advisor.

A thesis is required in the major area of research methodology.
Thesis Forms

Degree Conferral
While the commencement ceremony is every May, degrees can be conferred May, August, and December. Students must apply for graduation/degree conferral. Students should apply for graduation in the semester they anticipate completing all degree requirements. Failure to meet application deadlines may result in a delay of the conferral of the degree to the following semester. Applications for Degree Conferral are due:

*Students having their degrees conferred in August are eligible to participate in the proceeding May Commencement.

Please note the degree conferral application is valid for only one semester. If the degree is not conferred for the semester requested, a new application is required for a subsequent semester.


School of Education
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