Civitas ChildLaw Center

About the Program

The Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) 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 is offered in conjunction with Loyola's nationally-recognized Civitas ChildLaw Center and in partnership with Concord Law School, a pioneer in online legal education. This unique affiliation now makes it possible for professionals throughout the U.S. and around the globe to pursue a graduate degree in children's law and policy.

Our alumni are making a difference in the lives of children. Their achievement- and the talent and dedication of our current students- inspire our own commitment to being a recognized program of excellence in teaching, research and service on behalf of children and families.

If you have a question or would like more information about the MJ program, please email the Program Director, Catherine Birmingham at or contact her at 312.915.7950.