Loyola University Chicago features nationally ranked graduate programs in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, English, Education, Nursing, Public History, Philosophy and Social Work.
The Graduate School offers several biomedical sciences programs in Biology, Physiology, Medical Sciences, Bioethics and Health Policy, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Cell Biology Neurobiology and Anatomy, Clinical Research Methods, Public Health, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Chemistry. Additional research opportunities exist in four interdisciplinary Institutes: Neurosciences and Aging, Cardiovascular, Oncology, and Burn and Shock Trauma.
The Graduate School offers eight Bachelor/Masters dual-degree programs and six professional joint-degree programs.
Loyola serves more than 1,300 graduate students enrolled in 38 master’s degree programs and 27 Ph.D. programs. Graduate school students represent a diverse international student body, representing more than 50 countries.
During academic year 2010-2011, Graduate School students, staff and faculty secured over $17 million in external grants from such funding agencies as the Library of Congress, Illinois State Board of Education, The Helen Brach Foundation, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Justice, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Graduate School offers its students a wide array of internal and external funding opportunities, including: teaching stipends, research stipends, Diversity Faculty in Illinois Fellowships, Fulbright awards, Crown fellowships for Humanities, Schmitt fellowships for dissertation research, and tuition assistance.
More than 10,500 Loyola Graduate School alumni include 6042 living in Illinois, 4341 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. http://alumni.luc.edu/site/PageServer
Some Alumnae of Note
Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. received his M.A. from Loyola University in 2002. Currently, Dr. Andrade is the President of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute. He is a Presidential Medal recipient, honored by President Bill Clinton for “the performance of exemplary deeds of service for the nation.” He has been recognized three times as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in America.
Dr. Carol S. Sonnenschein received her PhD from Loyola University in 1995. Carol is a recognized expert on Graphic Information System (GIS) development and utilization. Carol is a sociologist by training, and works on the development of an arsenal of tools to increase public understanding and interest of the Chicago region as a construct for public policy development.
Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall received her PhD from Loyola in 1985 and is the Founding President and President Emerita of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. Sheis internationally recognized as a pioneer and innovative leader and teacher and an inspiriting speaker and writer on leadership, learning and schooling, mathematics and science education, talent development, and the design of generative and life-affirming
Loyola's Centers of Excellence serve as vehicles to foster interdisciplinary work among graduate programs, advance cutting-edge research, promote global awareness, and address societal concerns.
- Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage
- Center for the Human Rights of Children
- Center for Science and Math Education
- Center for Urban and Environmental Research Policy
- Center for Urban Research and Learning
- Gannon Center for Women and Leadership
In 2010-2011, The Graduate School provided nearly $60,000 in travel awards for 150 Graduate Students to present research papers at regional, national, and international conferences.
The Graduate School offers Dissertation Boot Camp, an intensive writing workshop, and a dissertation writing retreat at the LUREC campus for Doctoral Students.
The Graduate School offers a regular series of Professional Development Workshops to broaden the graduate student experience, address academic policies and assist with career development.
The Graduate School offers an annual Teaching Effectiveness Seminar designed to deepen students' teaching experiences, expand their pedagogical repertoire and provide professional support.
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 BRIDGE program (Building Roads to Increase Diversity in Graduate Education) is an annual program designed to increase minority enrollment in graduate programs and provide information and mentoring to Loyola undergraduate students of color who are considering graduate school.