36 months
805 USD/credit 16100 USD/year
805 USD/credit 16100 USD/year
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Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Chicago is understood as professional therapeutic ministry.  This ministry is pursued with a vision of the human person that includes insights from the human sciences as well as religious and spiritual dimensions of life.  


Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Chicago prepares pastoral clinicians to provide therapeutic services in faith-based contexts. A multidisciplinary curriculum and peer learning groups are among the distinguishing characteristics of this degree.


The purpose of the M.A. in pastoral counseling is to prepare caregivers and counselors for this work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Relation Skills
  • Models of Pastoral Counseling
  • Family Therapy and Personal Transformation
  • Human Development
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Theology of the Developing Person
  • Addictions and Modes of Therapy
  • Approaches to Group Counseling
  • Psychopathology
  • Ethics for the Pastoral Counselor
  • Testing, Measurement, and Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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

    16100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 805 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    16100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 805 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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