Master of Pastoral Studies
The Loyola Institute for Ministry can help you discern your vocational call affordably. In addition, our courses are inspired by the best in Catholic theology and animated by Ignatian spirituality; they are transformative and practical. Dynamic on-campus and online learning communities make your studies come alive.
Our programs equip you for jobs in chaplaincy, teaching, or church and non-profit work. On their own or as part of dual degrees with Business, Counseling, or Criminal Justice, they can help you see work in any field as a ministry and so help you live out your baptismal call to Christian action that offers hope and healing to a world in such need today. If you are interested in chaplaincy, learn more here»
With a graduate tuition rate of $1227 per course, earning your degree is affordable and attainable. Begin your journey today! Applications are accepted year-round for enrollment in fall, spring, or summer semesters.
Dual Degree Options
- Master of Pastoral Studies / Master of Business Administration (MPS / MBA)
- Master of Pastoral Studies / Master of Science in Counseling (MPS / MS)
- Master of Pastoral Studies / Master of Criminology & Justice (MPS / MCJ)
Are you a Loyola New Orleans graduating senior or current alum? You could be eligible for the auto admit program. The Pastoral Studies program will auto admit eligible Loyola New Orleans students who meet the following criteria:
- students with a 3.0 GPA or higher and submission of a resume will be automatically admitted.&
To apply as an auto admit, submit one of the following applications:
master of pastoral studies
Loyola’s Master of Pastoral Studies degree online consists of 36 credit hours, which includes:
- Core courses (18 credit hours)
- Focus area courses (9 credit hours)
- Elective courses (6 credit hours)
- Capstone course (3 credit hours)
Check out the University Bulletin to view further curriculum information. Click here to download a degree worksheet. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
master of pastoral studies
Applications are accepted year-round for enrollment for Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Application deadlines: August 1, January 1, May 1
See what our faculty, students, and alumni are accomplishing.
Recently, Orbis Books, a leader in religious publishing since 1970, launched Preaching Racial Justice, a book that faculty member Deborah Wilhelm co-edited.
"In my time here the coursework and the spiritual formation has encouraged—and even pushed me—to change and to grow. [What] we do in LIM is practical theology . . . and I’ve discovered that [theology] is so much more interesting and life-giving when approached in this practical way.
—Jeremiah Smith, current student
BA in Ministry & Theology
Ignatian Ministries, offering retreats, resources, and community to assist people to deepen their faith and accompany others, is the latest initiative from LIM alumna Becky Eldredge.