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The online M.J. degree is a 24 credit part-time program designed to be completed in 2 calendar years by taking 4 credits in each of six consecutive terms (including summers). To satisfy the degree requirements, students must successfully complete 4 required courses (including the thesis/capstone project), and six elective courses. In addition, students must attend at least one Education Immersion Weekend. With special permission, students may complete the program at a faster or slower pace.

Each term is approximately 13 - 15 weeks in duration.

Term 2

Students must take this one required course:

Term 6

Students must take this required course:

Education Immersion Weekends (EIW)

In addition to the required curriculum, students are required to travel to Loyola's Chicago campus at least once during their tenure in the program for an Education Immersion Weekend (EIW). During the weekend, students gather in person to workshop or present their thesis/capstone project, attend workshops, participate in graduation activities, and meet with faculty, students and alumni.