Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

JD/MA in Law & Comparative Education


This dual-degree program offered by the School of Law and the School of Education's Cultural and Educational Policy Studies program focuses on the legal right of children to an education. This program brings together Loyola's expertise in the legal rights of children and its expertise in international education issues.

Program benefits

  • Earn JD and MA degrees simultaneously at a much lower cost and in a much shorter time than if the two degrees were pursued independently.
  • The opportunity to receive an additional credential, the Certificate in International Law and Practice, which will appear as an official honor on the JD recipient's record. Students who earn the Certificate signal to prospective employers, universities and funding agencies that they are uniquely qualified to study or practice in the arena of international and comparative law.
  • Enjoy the support of two prestigious centers and their network of accomplished faculty and distinguished alumni: The Civitas ChildLaw Center and The Center for Comparative Education.
  • Have the option to live and study two blocks from Chicago's Magnificent Mile in the Loyola's Baumhart Hall.

To learn more about the JD/MA dual-degree program, contact:

  • Miranda Johnson, Director, Education Law and Policy Institute
    Phone: 312.915.7952
    E-mail: mjohnson11@luc.edu
  • Dr. Kate Phillippo, Graduate Program Director and Program Chair, Cultural & Educational Policy Studies
    Phone: 312.915.6910
    E-mail: kphillippo@luc.edu

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