Applying for Admission
MJ Admission Requirements
- A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.
- A minimum of two years of experience.
*Note: The M.J. DOES NOT require the GRE or any other entrance examination as part of the admissions process.
MJ Admissions Process
Students may begin the program in either the summer term (May), fall semester (September) or spring (January) semesters. The application deadline for the spring semester start is December 20, 2012 (for application and supporting materials); term begins January 8, 2013 and ends April 14, 2013. Admissions decisions are competitive and made on a rolling basis.
To apply, prospective students must submit:
- An online application
- A resume
- Transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
- A personal statement about why you are seeking a graduate degree in business and corporate governance law
- Two letters of recommendation
LLM in Business and Corporate Governance Law Application Requirements:
- Application Form: Complete the online application available at www.luc.edu/gpem.
- Academic Transcripts: Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities as well as graduate and professional schools attended. Transcripts must verify completion of a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and a primary law degree (e.g., JD or LLB).
- Recommendation Letters: Submit Two letters of recommendation from professional references who are familiar with your academic or professional performance.
- Statement of Purpose: Provide a 1 - 2 page statement of purpose detailing your reasons for applying to the LLM degree program and choosing to focus your study in your application’s designated concentration. Also, discuss how you anticipate using this education in your career and include any additional information you believe relevant to the assessment of your application. At the top of your statement, list your name and entitle it "Statement of Purpose".
- Résumé or Curriculum Vitae: Submit career documents that include an outline of education, work experience, professional and academic honors and achievements, speeches or lectures given, papers presented or published, and any other information you believe relevant for assessing your application.
- Language Proficiency Scores (if applicable): Submit an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score or an International English Testing System (IELTS) score if you are an international applicant whose native language is not English. The Admissions Committee generally requires a TOEFL score of at least 100 and a IELTS score of at least a 7.5. Copies and faxes are not accepted as official documents and test scores must be sent directly from the testing service. This requirement may be waived for those applicants who have completed a degree programs in the United States. The school's code for the TOEFL/IELTS test is: 1412 (University of Loyola Chicago Graduate Programs). You will find detailed information about the tests at www.toefl.org and www.ielts.org.
- Credentialing Evaluations: Submit credentialing evaluation if you are an international applicant or U.S. residents who completed school abroad. Non-U.S. transcripts must be submitted to the Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) for evaluation of credentials. The general evaluation report must show that your non-U.S. education is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree or its equivalent and a U.S. J.D. degree or its equivalent.
- Application Deadline: Submit the application form and all supporting documents by July 1.
- Additional Requirements: A personal interview may be required.
- Financial Assistance: For U.S. citizens or permanent residents needing financial assistance, please refer to Loyola's Financial Aid Checklist and Loyola Graduate Education (PDF) for additional information on getting started.
Admission’s Contact Information
The application and all supporting documents not submitted online must be sent to the following address:
Office of Graduate Enrollment Management (GPEM)
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 915-8950
For further information about Loyola’s LLM degree programs, or to arrange a visit, please contact:
Office of Graduate Legal Studies (GLS)
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 915-7161
Fax: (312) 915-7201