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Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Fast Facts

Nationally-Ranked Graduate Programs

Loyola University Chicago features nationally ranked graduate programs in Biological Sciences, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, English, Education, Nursing, Public History, Philosophy, Social Work, and Sociology.

The Graduate School offers several nationally recognized biomedical sciences programs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bioethics and Health Policy, Cell and Molecular Physiology, Integrative Cell Biology, Medical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and Neuroscience. Additional research opportunities exist in interdisciplinary institutes and a state-of-the-art Center for Translational Research and Education.

Awards and Recognition

The Graduate School recently received awards for Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education from the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools and the Council of Graduate Schools.

The Graduate School was one of five institutions selected nationwide to participate in pilot study on STEM Master’s Completion and Attrition (funded by the Alfred Sloan Foundation). It was also among five private institutions selected to participate in an NSF/CGS study on Doctoral Initiative for Minority Attrition and Completion, and among three private institutions invited to participate in a TIAA-CREF/CGS study on Enhancing Financial Education.


The Graduate School serves more than 1,900 graduate students enrolled in 54 masters, dual-degree, and accelerated bachelors-masters degree programs as well as 24 PhD programs. Graduate School students represent a diverse international student body, representing more than 50 countries.

External Funding

During academic year 2012-2013, Graduate School faculty submitted $76 million worth of funding requests to Federal agencies and private foundations such as: the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Justice, National Endowment for the Humanities, Arthur Foundation, Arthur. J. Schmitt Foundation, John Templeton Foundation, Helen Brach Foundation, McCormick Foundation, Spencer Foundation and William T. Grant Foundation.


More than 12,000 Loyola Graduate School alumni including 7000 living in Illinois, 4800 living in other states, and over 300 living abroad. The Loyola Alumni Association helps keep alumni connected through clubs, service projects, and social networking sites.

Some Alumnae of Note


Loyola's Centers and Institutes of Excellence serve as vehicles to foster interdisciplinary work among graduate programs, advance cutting-edge research, promote global awareness, and address societal concerns.

Professional Development

Travel awards are provided for graduate students to present research papers at regional, national, and international conferences.

A Dissertation/Thesis Boot Camp is offered at the LUREC campus to help students navigate any complexities associated with dissertation/thesis writing.

The Research Incentive Award for Graduate Students consists of an award of $200 for any Loyola graduate student submitting a proposal for external funding to a Federal or private agency, as well as a bonus award of $1000 for any approved proposal.

A Teaching Effectiveness Seminar is designed to deepen students' teaching experiences, expand their pedagogical repertoire, and provide professional support.

A series of professional development workshops are offered to broaden the graduate student experience, address academic policies and assist with career development and planning.


The Research Mentoring Program (RMP) pairs graduate and undergraduate students with similar research interests. Undergraduate students serve as research assistant to graduate students working on their dissertation research.

The Research Experience for Master’s Students, provides opportunities for master’s students with little or no research experience to learn more about research methods and design

Responsible Conduct In Research and Scholarship. Loyola University Chicago is committed to ensuring that all its faculty and students have the opportunity to be properly trained in the ethical and responsible conduct of research and scholarly integrity and are held to the highest possible ethical standards.


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