2024-2025 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.

Public Service Leadership (MA)

Addressing some of today’s most complex and layered societal issues often requires a deeper skill set and more thorough knowledge base to drive decision-making and execute thoughtful plans. The MA in Public Service Leadership at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) arms students to be justice-oriented agents of change in their respective communities as well as competent, capable, and ethical leaders who can push communities forward in enduring ways.  

Through assignments, exercises, and discussions with your fellow students and expert faculty, you will consider different ideas and realities. You will discern your unique and particular gifts and find ways to put those attributes into the service of others. You will think thoughtfully and critically about your “reason for being,” reflection that will help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

While MA in Public Service Leadership students choose one of the two track options to pursue–either Disaster Management & Emergency Preparedness or Global Social & Sustainable Development—our program broadens the concept of public service and laces specific emphasis on leadership in public service through governmental, non-profit, and human service organizations. Moving between the disparate but overlapping health/social sectors, students gain values and skills adaptable to a variety of organizations, including public-private partnerships.