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Master of Religious Education

Also available online.

Rooted in Ignatian pedagogy, the master of religious education degree is for students eager to explore the religious, catechetical, and theological foundations of the Christian faith while learning skills in the art and practice of teaching and learning and curriculum development. This degree is ideal for theology teachers, catechists, directors of religious education, or those preparing to enter the field of faith formation.

Pursuing a master of religious education degree provides individuals with a set of multi-disciplinary perspectives and methodologies to enrich their practice while at the same time earning a master’s degree from an institution with a long-standing reputation for excellence in education and ministerial formation. This program is offered both on-campus and online.

Post-Master's Certificate in Religious Education

If you already have a master's degree in theology or a related field and want to learn practices and develop skills to make you a more effective teacher, the post-master's certificate in religious education is designed for you. Learn more

Auto [Expedited] Admit Program for LOYNO Students

Are you a Loyola New Orleans graduating senior or current alum? You could be eligible for the auto admit program. The MRE 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:

Auto/Expedited Admit Requirements

  • Auto admit seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Virtual Open House

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 | 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM Central Time

Degree Overview

36 Credits

master of religious education

Loyola’s Master of Religious Education consists of 36 credit hours of religious education courses online taken as follows:

  • 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 about Loyola's online religious education program.