Loyola University Chicago
Masters of Urban Affairs 
and Public Policy
Issue: # 5

In This Issue

2017 Alumni Panel: November 7th 

Erika F. Cornelisen
Senior Program Officer
The Alvin H. Baum 
Family Fund

Sara Aaderma
Director of Volunteer & Church Engagement
World Relief Chicago

Michael Cotter
Asst. Director of Development & Communications
Greater West Town Community Development Project


Stefan Schaffer
Deputy Policy Director of the Mayor's Office Fellowship Program
City of Chicago

Allison Lowe-Fotos
Policy Manager
Ounce of Prevention


Master of Public Policy

Master of Arts in Urban Affairs

JD/MPP Dual Degree

Public Affairs & Management Certificate Program

BA or BS/MPP (Master of Public Policy) 5-Year Degree Program

For more information about the MUAPP Program, visit our website


MUAPP Address
Loyola University Chicago
Water Tower Campus
Lewis Towers
111 E. Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611 

Applications for spring 2018 are due November 30, 2017. 

Applications for fall 2018 are due February 15, 2018.

Preparing Leaders in Public Policy
The Masters of Urban Affairs and Public Policy Program welcomed a motivated and accomplished new cohort of students this fall. With continued political turmoil at the federal level, ongoing budgetary issues at the state and local levels, and changing demographics and economic pressures throughout our society, there is a continuing need for qualified people to work on public policy issues.  At Loyola University Chicago, our students grapple with these issues both in the classroom and in the world around us. The stories of several new students are highlighted below, as well as the continuing story of one of our recent graduates. 

At Loyola University Chicago, we offer several degree programs to help prepare our policy leaders of the future.  We have a Masters of Public Policy, a dual degree with Loyola's law school (JD/MPP), a Masters of Urban Affairs, and a certificate in Public Affairs and Management for working professionals.  We also offer a five-year BA/MPP program to the Loyola undergraduates in select majors.  We focus on students developing applied experience through class projects, internships, and capstone practicums. 

For additional information on upcoming events and our programs, please visit our website.

2016 Alumni Practices Policy Globally 

Dael Elguera is an alumni of the Master of Public Policy program at Loyola University. A Peruvian transplant to Chicago, Dael's unique experience at Loyola has allowed him to pursue incredible opportunities both in the States and back in Peru. Follow Dael on his incredible journey .
 MPP Student Blends Writing and Policy to Make a Difference Locally.

A native of Chicago, Mariam Pera received her Baccalaureate degree in Journalism and International Studies from Loyola University. She is a part-time student in the MUAPP program and an employee at her alma mater. See why Mariam's love for the City and Loyola has drawn her back to the University. 
Student uses digital storytelling for Social Justice

An advocate for social justice, Moriah Johnson chose Loyola University because she wants to be a catalyst for progressive change in the Chicago community.  Learn more about Moriah   here .
Ready to run : Understanding Policy to be an Effective Leader

Alicia Jarrett is a first year graduate student in the Master of Public Policy Program. She is a commuter who drives from Wisconsin 3 days a week to attend classes. She is also the Program Assistant with the Public Policy Program. Read some more of Alicia's aspiration  here .

Ea ch year, the MUAPP Program hosts professionals from around  the  Chicago area as part of our Practitioner Lecture Series. For our next event, we are happy to welcome Allison Lowe-Fotos, Policy Manager, Illinois Policy at Ounce of Prevention Fund to campus on November 14. Visit our website for Allison's bio and a full schedule of this year's Practitioners.