Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Degree Requirements

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The program requires satisfactory completion of 36 credit hours (12 courses): eight required courses, including a capstone experience (24 credit hours); and four electives (12 credit hours). No thesis is required.

All required courses during fall and spring semesters are taught once a week from 7-9:30 p.m. at Loyola’s Water Tower campus. In addition, one elective is offered online each summer.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required to remain in good standing in the program and to be eligible for graduation.

Length of Program

Full- and part-time options are available. Full-time students take three courses in fall and spring semesters and typically complete the program in two years. Part-time students take two courses in fall and spring semesters and have up to three years to complete the program. And the program is flexible – it’s possible to switch between full- and part-time study.  

Both full- and part-time students may be able to graduate a semester sooner if they complete two Topics in Global Strategic Communication courses abroad and an online course during the summer.