Loyola University Chicago

M.A. On Campus
12 months
1033 USD/credit
1033 USD/credit
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In the Sociology graduate program at Loyola University Chicago, we pride ourselves in providing an intellectually rigorous program of study within a welcoming, supportive, and diverse environment


The teaching and research interests of the majority of the department's faculty fit into two broad areas:

  • Urban Society and Social Policy
  • Religion, Knowledge, and Culture

These are areas where the department has developed exceptional strengths and where we can offer students a program of uncommon depth. But these certainly do not delimit the range of research and teaching interests of the faculty. Our faculty and students also have interests and expertise in the sociology of gender, social movements, the sociology of science, medical sociology, public and applied sociology and the sociology of culture.

Loyola University Chicago's Sociology graduate program is distinctive in two major ways:

  • An extensive commitment to value-oriented research. Students in the department are exposed to faculty who are committed to making their research accessible to the wider community. This has been most fully institutionalized in the Department's leadership role in the Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) through which community organization leaders and academics collaborate as equal partners in research projects. Variously called "public sociology”, “value-oriented," "action" or "participatory," this style of research plays an important role in the Sociology program.
  • A genuine commitment to methodological pluralism and classroom skills. All students receive an extensive training in qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Field studies, in-depth interviewing, participant observation, archival research, as well as surveys and sophisticated quantitative data analysis are equally stressed and represented in the department's research and teaching agenda

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Sociological Thought
  • The Logic of Sociological Inquiry
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Statistical Methods
  • Modern Sociological Theory
  • Qualitative Methods in Social Research.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Completed Application Form
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Statement of PurposeTest Scores (GMAT or GRE)
  • Professional Resume
  • Language Test Requirement
  • Transcript Evaluation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1033 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1033 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1033 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1033 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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