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Pastoral Studies

Loyola University Chicago

M.A.
12 months
Duration
1033 USD/credit
1033 USD/credit
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About

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) prepares students at Loyola University Chicago for ministerial service in a variety of contexts. Embracing four areas of development—human, spiritual, intellectual, and ministerial—the program guides students in the development of their own pastoral identity through an integrated exploration of theology and pastoral practice

Overview

Through Pastoral Studies coursework at Loyola University Chicago, focused contextual experiences, and an integration project, students explore and work to develop those personal qualities necessary for faithful service, spiritual practices grounded in God's Trinitarian life, theological knowledge and intellectual skills, and the pastoral abilities appropriate to their gifts and ministerial context. The MAPS degree at the Institute of Pastoral Studies offers students a systematic and broad foundation for a variety of ministries and the tools necessary to engage critically and constructively the challenges and opportunities of our contemporary context.

Students who enroll in the MAPS degree can study under the general MAPS program or focus their studies in one of four areas of concentration: health care chaplaincy, religious education, youth ministry, and digital communication.

Program Concentrations

  • MAPS—Digital Communication Concentration
  • MAPS—Health Care Chaplaincy Concentration
  • MAPS—Religious Education Concentration
  • MAPS—Youth Ministry Concentration.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Theology and Ministry
  • Literature of Ancient Israel
  • Christian Origins: An Exploration of the New Testament
  • Christian Doctrine & Its History: Grace, Christ, & the Spirit
  • Church and its Mission
  • Liturgy and Christian Sacraments
  • Christian Moral Theology and Ethics
  • The Human Person and Psychological Development

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Completed Application Form
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Statement of PurposeTest Scores (GMAT or GRE)
  • Professional Resume
  • Language Test Requirement
  • Transcript Evaluation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1033 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1033 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1033 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1033 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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