2023-2024 CATALOG

The Academic Catalog is the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies and degree requirements for Loyola University Chicago. It is published every year in advance of the next academic year.

Graduate and Professional Catalog

Graduate and Professional Catalog


Loyola University Chicago is an independent, Catholic and urban university with a Jesuit heritage, emphasizing the development of the intellectual, social and moral values, and character of its students. Dedicated to higher education and health care, the university has national, regional and international influence.

The Graduate and Professional catalog is issued annually, prior to the start of the Fall Term of the new academic year.  Graduate students are governed by the degree requirements issued for the academic year in which they enter Loyola University Chicago, and by the Academic Standards and Regulations for their academic unit or school.

Graduate and Professional Academic Standards and Regulations


Loyola University Chicago is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Contact NCA at (800) 621-7440/(312) 263-0456; or visit: https://www.hlcommission.org/.

Graduate and Professional Schools

Non-Discrimination Policy

Loyola University Chicago will not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origins, sex, age, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, arrest record, military status or unfavorable military discharge, physical or mental handicap or disability.

Confidentiality of Education Records

Loyola University Chicago complies with the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 ("FERPA") when releasing personally identifiable information concerning students. FERPA stipulates that a student's education record is confidential information and must not be released without prior written consent of the student. FERPA does permit the release of "Directory Information." Directory information is information which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Students have the right to withhold "directory Information." However, the student should consider the consequences of such a request as Loyola University Chicago will honor the request, until removed in writing by the student. Loyola University Chicago has determined directory information to consist of a student's:

  • Name
  • Address(es) and telephone number
  • University e-mail address
  • Photograph
  • Major and minor field(s) of study, including the college, division, department, institute or program in which the student is enrolled
  • Dates of attendance
  • Grade level (Such as freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate level)
  • Enrollment status (Undergraduate or graduate, full-time or part-time)
  • Date of graduation
  • Degree(s) received
  • Honors or awards received, including selection to a Dean's list or honorary organization
  • Participation in officially recognized activities or sports
  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams

Rights Reserved

The President and officers of Loyola University Chicago reserve the right to change information, regulations, requirements and procedures announced in this catalog; to change the requirements for admission, graduation or degrees; to change the arrangements, scheduling, credit or content of courses; and to change the fees listed in this catalog.

The University reserves the right to refuse to admit or readmit any student at any time should it be deemed necessary in the interest of the student or of the University to do so and to require the withdrawal of any student at any time who fails to give satisfactory evidence of academic ability, earnestness of purpose, or active cooperation in all requirements for acceptable scholarship.

Catalog Disclaimer

This catalog is published for informational purposes. Although every attempt is made to ensure accurate information, the information provided should be used only as a reference and planning tool. While students are governed by the catalog that is in effect in the academic year in which they enter, students should not assume that the catalog is a contract between Loyola University Chicago and students. The Board of Trustees of Loyola University Chicago reserves the right to change, at any time, without notice, graduation requirements, fees and other charges, curriculum, course structure and content, and other such matters as may be within its control, notwithstanding any information set forth in this catalog. Students should always consult with their college advisors to confirm all information.

This Academic Catalog lists the approved courses for the plan of study during the published Catalog Year.

Final confirmation of all degree requirements is subject to department, school, and university approval.