Loyola University Chicago

Civitas ChildLaw Center

School of Law

MJ in Children's Law and Policy

Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in ChildLaw

The Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) is an online degree program for professionals who work with children and families in a variety of disciplines and fields of practice, including social work, education, health care, and the justice system. The two-year part-time master's degree program is designed to provide individuals with a firm understanding of law and policy as they affect children and families and to prepare graduates for leadership positions in their fields. The program is offered in through Loyola's nationally-recognized Civitas ChildLaw Center, and it's unique online learning management system now makes it possible for professionals throughout the U.S. and around the globe to pursue a graduate degree in children's law and policy.

Application Deadlines

The M.J. program accepts new students in either the fall or spring term. For students applying for the fall term, the application deadline is August 30th.  For students applying for the spring term, the application deadline is December 15th.

Deadlines are subject to change.