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Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies

Program Details

Loyola University Chicago offers a MA in Pastoral Studies for individuals interested in pursuing an education in ministry. This program is ideal for individuals wanting to further their skills within the field. This degree offers a rewarding experience to all enrolled students. Students will acquire knowledge of theory and gain spiritual maturity.


  • Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work
  • To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor’s degree in progress
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation are required for admission
  • Please submit a 1,500-word essay describing your personal, educational, professional, and ministerial background

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission