PhD in Cultural & Educational Policy Studies
Fall Application Deadline: December 1
A Completed Application Form
You may submit your application form online.
Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor’s degree in progress. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.
Transcripts must show an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0 and a graduate GPA of 3.5. In exceptional cases, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 may be admitted. Each program area gives meaningful consideration to the applicant's graduate GPA, GRE scores, recommendations, professional experience and reasons for pursuing a graduate program, as well as to the diversity of the student body.
Three Letters of Recommendation
If you supply your recommender’s email address as part of your completed online application form, then your recommendation letters may be submitted online. Or, your recommenders may choose to mail them to:
Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
We ask that you submit only three letters, no more, no less. Recommenders may be academic or professional in nature.
A Personal Statement
Your statement should be 1-3 pages, and you should describe your:
- Academic and research interests, as well as your professional goals
- Life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice
Standardized Test Scores
Applicants must submit general GRE. Loyola’s GRE institution code is 1412.
You may submit a recent research paper, article, or manuscript that is at least 5 pages and is authored solely by the applicant.
The admissions committee may request an interview. Interviews are by invitation only.