Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Dean's Welcome


Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Graduate School at Loyola University Chicago! We invite you to explore the many ways graduate education at Loyola will challenge and energize you as you embark on a new phase of your educational journey.

Since 1926, the Graduate School has provided a rich environment for pursuing a wide array of programs in both defined disciplines and interdisciplinary endeavors. Approximately 1,500 graduate students are enrolled in 27 PhD programs, a professional doctorate program, 37 master's programs, 7 dual degree programs, and 16 advanced bachelor’s/master’s programs. They work with more than 600 graduate faculty members on three campuses. We are a dynamic community of researchers and scholars united in a commitment to developing new knowledge, providing high quality training, enhancing professional credentials, and fostering creativity.

Loyola upholds the Jesuit ideal of using knowledge in the service of society. In a myriad of settings, our students engage in reflective practice, drawing upon what they have learned through rigorous disciplinary/interdisciplinary training and calibrating their knowledge and skills to the dynamics of the challenges at hand, whether they be in a classroom, for a scholarly publication, or applied in a setting far different from the confines of the academic world. Linking theory to practice, our students use their intellectual talents to improve the lives of others and meet the intellectual, social, cultural, spiritual, and physical needs of our global society.

We invite you to learn more about us. Join us in our commitment to serve as agents of change who lead by example and compassion to serve today's world as well as shape the possibilities for tomorrow.

Patricia Mooney-Melvin, PhD
Interim Dean