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Program Details

Loyola University Chicago offers a M.A. in Religious Education degree for individuals interested in educating others in religion. This program is ideal for individuals who wish to develop their thinking, acting, and the way they teach in today’s diverse church system. Students will learn how to use the principles of faith in order to solve problems or complex situations. The M.A. degree provides a rewarding curriculum and experience for students who are enrolled. Graduates will be equipped with necessary and effective teaching skills for this field.  

The M.A. in Religious Education Degree Program is a specialized concentration under the Pastoral Studies degree program. Students enrolled will take courses focusing on topics such as theology, ministry, church and its mission, origins of Christianity, history of Christianity, Christian sacraments, and many other related courses. Students will also take courses to further prepare them as educators of religion.

The online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students. Students interested in this program should have basic computer skills. Enrollment takes place during the Fall, Spring, and Summer. Individuals may enroll as full-time or part-time students. A GRE is not required for admission into the program and there is no minimum GPA requirement.

Accreditation & Licensing

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

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