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Master's Programs

Bioethics & Health Policy (MA)

Master of Arts: Offered by the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics & Health Policy, this multidisciplinary degree program emphasizes the clinical, legal, philosophical, social science, and spiritual aspects of healthcare delivery and policy and can be completed completely online. Learn more.

Business Law

MJ in Business Law: Loyola's Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Business Law is a two-year part time online degree program for business professionals who want to better understand the legal context of business law. MJ candidates will enjoy a curriculum focused on current real world business and legal issues: they will learn business and corporate governance law and develop the skills they need to explore and create proactive solutions within a business and regulatory context. The MJ in Business and Corporate Governance Law courses focus generally on business and corporate governance classes. The degree is applicable to almost any public or private sector industry, as well as the not-for-profit world, and is particularly relevant in the regulatory climate in which financially focused businesses operate such as banks, broker-dealer and commodities firms, investment banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, venture capital firms and any publicly traded company. Learn more.

LLM in Business Law: In fall 2015, Loyola will launch an online LLM degree in Business Law. The degree will allow students to focus their studies in compliance while also learning key transactional skills. To receive the LLM degree in Business Law, students must complete 24 credit hours of study, achieve an overall grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and submit a paper of publishable quality on an approved topic in business law. For more information about the forthcoming online program, please contact businesslawonline@luc.eduor call 800.424.3986.

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Children's Law and Policy

MJ in Children's Law and Policy: Loyola's Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Children's Law and Policy 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 can be completed completely online, but students are required to attend one Education Immersion Weekend at the Civitas ChildLaw Center in Chicago, Illinois. Learn more.

Global Competition Law (LLM) (To be launched fall 2015)

LLM in Global Competition Law: Loyola's Master of Law in Global Competition Law degree provides attorneys with the opportunity to increase their knowledge base of the international community, particularly the one hundred plus newer, smaller, and developing jurisdictions that are seeking to enforce competition and consumer law. This program will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to become effective competition and consumer advocates in their home jurisdictions. To receive the LLM degree, students must complete 20 credit hours of study plus an optional thesis. Learn more.

Global Competition Law (MJ) (To be launched fall 2015)

MJ in Global Competition Law: The MJ in Global Competition Law is designed exclusively for professionals who do not wish to practice law or sit for a bar exam but rather, wish to learn the specific laws and regulations that govern competition law. To receive the MJ degree students must complete 20 credit hours of study. Learn more.

Health Care Mission Leadership

Master of Arts: The MA in Health Care Mission Leadership offers professional preparation for those in senior leadership positions in a health care environment who are charged with developing, enhancing, cultivating, and protecting the identity and mission of their organizations. The program incorporates teachings from ministry, health care, and bioethics to offer a degree that is both well rounded and pertinent to the work being done in Catholic hospitals throughout the world. Learn more.

Health Law (LLM)

LLM in Health Law: Loyola's Master of Laws in Health Law degree provides attorneys with the opportunity to gain a sophisticated knowledge of the laws and regulations that govern the health care industry. Students may choose to complete course-work online or on-campus, but all students must come to Loyola's Chicago campus at the end of the program for an Education Immersion Weekend. Learn more.

Health Law (MJ)

MJ in Health Law: The MJ in Health Law is designed exclusively for health care professionals who do not wish to practice law or sit for a bar exam but rather, wish to learn the specific laws and regulations that govern health care. The entirely online program is divided into learning modules that consist of: writing and reading assignments, essay exams, quizzes, live synchronous classes, audio and video lectures, and bulletin postings. Learn more.

Health Systems Management

MSN in Health Systems Management: The Master of Science in Nursing degree in Health Systems Management provides students with the knowledge to lead in a new health-care system that can simultaneously incorporate modern technology, evidence-based decision making, information and outcomes management, along with nurses' core values of quality care. Students who complete this entirely online program may choose to focus in Health-Care Informatics or Outcomes Performance Management. Learn more.

Information Technology

Master of Science: The MS in Information Technology is designed for current and aspiring professionals in charge of developing, implementing, operating, and managing information systems in a variety of organizations. Students in this program will gain a broad technical understanding of current and emerging technologies in the industry, a familiarity with systems engineering concepts, and a solid foundation in net-centric computing. They will also have a firm grasp of current and future effects of the convergence of the telecommunications, media, and information technology sectors. All coursework can be completed online, and the program includes an intensive on-site immersion as a capstone. Learn more.

Intercontinental MBA

Master of Business Administration: The Intercontinental MBA from Loyola's Quinlan School of Business is a one-year, full-time MBA program that combines online study with residencies on four continents. The program is an accelerated, immersive, and rigorous MBA degree, which meets as a cohort. On-site residencies in Chicago, New York City, Johannesburg, Santiago, Beijing, and Ho Chi Minh City are focused on the interplay between advanced and emerging markets. The online portion can be completed from anywhere in the world for the student's convenience. Learn more.

International Higher Education

Master of Education (MEd): Loyola's Master of Education in International Higher Education is a collaboration between Loyola's Higher Education and Cultural & Educational Policy Studies/Comparative International Education programs. This degree will provide students with deep knowledge of the changing landscape of higher education globally and will prepare them to work in multiple areas including higher education policy, administration, international student affairs, and study abroad. This 36 credit hour program includes a mandatory internship field experience and will conclude with a capstone portfolio. All courses are online with two exceptions: one course is taught at Loyola's Beijing Center and another is taught at Loyola's Rome Center. Learn more.

Oncology Advanced Practice Nursing

MSN (CNS) in Oncology Advanced Practice Nursing: The Oncology program's educational and clinical opportunities are focused across the cancer care continuum (genetic screening, primary prevention, acute care and palliative care). CNS specialty track students can complete all course work online. Clinical practicum is required. Learn more.

Pastoral Studies

Master of Arts: The MA in Pastoral Studies, offered by Loyola's Institute of Pastoral Studies (IPS), is designed to provide a solid first-degree experience in education for ministry. Students may complete all or part of the 36-hour degree program through online courses. The structured online curriculum includes courses in scripture, pastoral theology, and ministerial skills, with possible concentrations in Healthcare Ministries, Religious Education, and Youth Ministry. For more information on any of these concentrations, click here.

Population-Based Infection Control and Environmental Safety (PICES) Advanced Practice Nursing

MSN in Population-Based Infection Control and Environmental Safety (PICES) Advanced Practice Nursing: This degree program prepares professional nurses for practice in an advanced practice role to meet the challenges of health care and community associated infections, emerging diseases, environmental hazards and bioterrorism. Coursework is completely online, but Chicago-based students may take selected courses on-campus, if they choose. Clinical practicum is required. Learn more.

Public Health

Master of Public Health: Loyola's Public Health program has 2 tracks, each requiring 44-credits. The Health Policy & Law track can be completed entirely online. The Epidemiology track is a hybrid program of online & evening courses. Both programs require a practicum training experience and a capstone project. Learn more.


Master of Arts: The MA in Spirituality, offered by Loyola's Institute of Pastoral Studies (IPS), offers concentrations in Spiritual Direction and Contemporary Spirituality. Students may complete all or part of the 36-hour degree program through online courses. The structured online curriculum emphasizes five areas of study: foundations of spirituality, biblical foundations, theological foundations, psychological foundations, and practical field experience. For more information on this degree, click here.