The Graduate School at Loyola University Chicago serves the needs of students and faculty working at the highest level of excellence in their fields. The Graduate School is committed to freedom and rigor of inquiry. It supports a diverse academic community characterized by new perspectives and fresh methodological approaches to scientific, humanistic, and social science fields of study. Our goal is to provide a rich environment for intellectual endeavor, creativity, high-quality training, first-rate professional credentials and student success, as well as to develop new knowledge and put it to work in the service of others. In line with the shared Loyola Jesuit mission, the Graduate School fosters projects that work toward building community, promoting social justice, addressing the complex problems confronting society, and promoting global awareness.