Thank you for your interest in graduate studies in History at Loyola University Chicago!
My strongest recommendation is that you carefully study our web site. We have been working hard to renew and update it with much information about our programs and especially our faculty. The program "blog" also has some further details.
The key thing in deciding on any program is whether individual faculty members are working on and teaching about things that interest and excite you personally. Only you can be the best judge of that. Our program is very competitive, especially in the US areas and particularly in the area of Public History, which is a significant blend of training for both academic and non-academic careers with History.
Again, please look through the links above, and through the program site in general. Read through the faculty pages and see if your instincts draw you toward Loyola. Feel free to contact any of our faculty directly to express your interests and determine if they coordinate with their teaching.