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The Theology of Suffering and Caring for the Human Spirit

We are pleased to announce that David A. Lichter, the Executive Director at the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) will be teaching the Theology of Suffering course for IPS in the fall semester. An interview with Dr. David Lichter on the subject of Caring for the Human Spirit and Chaplaincy is coming soon, please stay tuned. Read More...

IPS Retirement Celebration

Please join IPS faculty, staff, students, and fellow alumni in celebrating the retirement of IPS professors Dr. Paul Giblin, Dr. Robert Ludwig, Dr. Tim O'Connell, and Dr. Diane Maloney at a special reception to honor their remarkable careers and devoted service.

Contextual Learning: An Interview with Dr. Daniel P. Rhodes joining IPS as the Faculty Coordinator of Contextual Education

How can IPS, a top graduate school educating future leaders and ministers, equip its students with important skills that come from getting an excellent contextual education? Read More...

Koonal Patel new IPS Coordinator of Student Services

The Institute of Pastoral Studies is pleased to introduce new IPS staff member, Koonal Patel, the Coordinator of Student Services. Read More...

2014 Commencement

Commencement for the Institute of Pastoral Studies will take place on Wednesday, May 7 at 3:00 p.m., in Gentile Arena, Lake Shore Campus. Read more and register for the celebration on IPS commencement page.

IPS Commissioning Ritual and Party Register Here

The Institute of Pastoral Studies welcomes the IPS community to attend the Commissioning Ritual and Party on Tuesday, May 6th at 6:30pm in Kasbeer Hall. This ceremony and party honors all students who graduated or will graduate during the 2013-2014 academic year (December '13, May '15, and August '14). Registration for the Commissioning and Party is required. Please click on the link to RSVP through our Market Place site.

An Interview with Dr. Marian Diaz joining IPS as the Assistant Professor of Practical Theology

Dr. Diaz, what appeals to you about IPS? The primary appeal for me will be working with a fantastic group of colleagues and students in a diverse urban setting that enables me to continue to explore what I call “living theologies” in community. Read More...

Miguel and Marian Diaz accept faculty appointments at Loyola University Chicago

The Honorable Miguel Diaz, former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See (2009 to 2012), and Dr. Marian Diaz have accepted faculty appointments at Loyola University Chicago.

Rome Program, Summer 2014 Registration

We are pleased to announce that the Registration for IPS Rome Program, Summer 2014 is open! This year's trip will take place July 6-16, 2014. All participants choose from one of three graduate-level courses, all of which are three semester credit hours. Participants stay at a 4 Star hotel only blocks from campus. Classes are held at Loyola's John Felice Rome Center and onsite at some of Rome's most famous sites. Check out the complete proposed itinerary for more details.

MA in Social Justice

IPS launches Master of Arts in Social Justice

Q&A regarding the MA in Social Justice and Community Development

Questions and answers regarding some upcoming changes to the MA in Social Justice and Community Development program.

IPS International Study Scholarship Application

IPS has a limited amount of scholarships funds to support international study. Priority for these funds is given to IPS degree-seeking students attending IPS international study programs. Please read the full announcement and get the application.

Support for Student Travel and Conference Expenses

IPS has been able to secure funds to support student travel/conferences. We will be making 10 yearly awards of up to $500 each. Please see the application form for more information and to apply for these funds. A faculty committee will be reviewing applications and making determinations.

Zero Minute Commute

Did you know that IPS currently offers three Master's degrees that can be completed entirely online? Click here to find out more.


Online Learning through Loyola's Institute of Pastoral Studies

Learn about online learning options with Loyola University Chicago's Institute of Pastoral Studies. Several Loyola degree programs may be completed entirely online.

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