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Pastoral Studies

Loyola University Chicago

12 months
788 USD/credit 23640 USD/year
788 USD/credit 23640 USD/year
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Pastoral Studies from Loyola University Chicago guides students in the development of their own pastoral identity through an integrated exploration of theology and pastoral practice.


Pastoral Studies from Loyola University Chicago 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.


The Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) degree program prepares students for ministerial service in a variety of contexts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 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


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA of 3.0 or above is required for admission.
    • A Completed Application Form
    • Official Transcripts
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • IPS Statement of Purpose
    • Language Test Requirement
    • Transcript Evaluation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 788 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    23640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 788 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

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