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Master of Pastoral Studies (Online)

Also available on campus.

This pastoral studies online degree program is practical, transformative, international in scope, and open to students of all faiths. It prepares students to work in a variety of contexts, including parishes, schools, diocesan offices, secular workplaces, non-profits, or public sector work and the helping professions, such as healthcare and social work. If you are interested in chaplaincy, read this»

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Master of Pastoral Studies Curriculum

The master of pastoral studies program at Loyola University New Orleans provides the biblical, theological, and spiritual grounding on which to build specializations in youth ministry, spirituality, and pastoral care. It also enables people of faith to connect ministry to leadership, the environment, digital culture, and the working world.


Degree Overview

36 Credits

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Loyola’s master of pastoral studies degree online consists of 36 credit hours, which include:

  • 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 pastoral studies program. Click here to download a degree worksheet.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).




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Applications are accepted year-round for enrollment for Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Application deadlines: August 1, January 1, May 1