Loyola University Chicago

1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660

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Loyola University Chicago offers a M.A. 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 in Pastoral Studies offers a rewarding experience to all enrolled students. Students will acquire knowledge of theory and gain spiritual maturity.

The M.A. in Pastoral Studies degree consists of 36 credit hours that can be completed by following a core curriculum or an individualized curriculum. Students who study under an individual curriculum may chose from three program concentrations. These concentrations include Healthcare, Religious Education, and Youth Ministry. Students who pursue the general Pastoral Studies degree program will take courses in subjects such as theology and ministry, church and its mission, literature of ancient Israel, Christian origins, Christian doctrine and its history, liturgy and the Christian sacraments, Christian moral theology and ethics, and human person and psychological development.

The online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students. Prospective students should have basic computer skills in order to complete the program. Enrollment takes place during the Fall, Spring, and Summer. Individuals may enroll as full-time or part-time students.

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

    The M.A. in Pastoral Studies degree program is accredited through North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).


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