Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies
Loyola University Chicago

Program Details

Loyola University Chicago offers an online MA in Pastoral Studies for individuals interested in pursuing an education in ministry.  The curriculum embraces four areas of development: human, spiritual, intellectual, and ministerial.  The program guides students as they develop their own pastoral identities through an integrated exploration of theology and pastoral practice.  You will gain the skills necessary for faithful service, spiritual practices grounded in God’s Trinitarian life, theological knowledge, and intellectual skills.  Students gain a systematic and broad foundation for a variety of ministries and are prepared to engage critically and constructively with the challenges and opportunities found in modern times. 

Concentrations are available in these areas:

  • Church Management
  • Healthcare Ministries
  • Religious Education
  • Youth Ministry


  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

School Accreditation Statement

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