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Master of Pastoral Studies

Program Details

Loyola’s online programs are based on over forty years experience in ministry education and over twenty-five years in distance education. Ours is a professionally oriented graduate program that develops your theological and ministerial competencies through an integration of academic study with theological reflection on ministerial practice and your lived adult experience as a person of faith.

Students come from all walks of life; some are new to the field of theology and ministry, while others are already working as ecclesial ministers or religious educators. Others may work in hospitals, social service agencies, various businesses, or other settings.


Statement of purpose, Resume. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of 2.50 G.P.A. Two recommendations.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges