Dual Degree Programs
At IPS, we offer several dual-degree graduate programs, both within IPS and also partnering with other professional schools at Loyola.
The M.Div. degree may be pursued in collaboration with other master's degrees offered within Loyola University Chicago's professional schools. In these programs, students pursue a curriculum composed of core courses common to both degrees, individual courses particular to each degree, and professional identity components. Students can complete the following programs in four years of full-time study:
The M.Div./M.A. in Pastoral Counseling
This dual-degree program provides the student with a comprehensive background in ministerial leadership and specialist competencies in faith-based counseling.
The M.Div./Master of Science in Nursing
This dual-degree program recognizes the historic role which the church and nursing have played as agents of health and wholeness. Graduates of this program act as agents of change, and as leaders in shaping structures and systems that will facilitate the integration of faith and health in communities.
The M.Div./Master of Social Work
This dual-degree program provides the student with a comprehensive background in ministerial leadership and the competencies to become a licensed social worker.
The M.Div./M.A. in Social Justice
This dual-degree program provides the student with a comprehensive background in ministerial leadership and specialist competencies in the field of social justice.
In addition to its partnership with the M.Div. degree, the M.A. in Social Justice can also be pursued in collaboration with the Master of Social Work degree program.
The M.A. in Social Justice/Master of Social Work
This dual-degree program recognizes that social work and social justice and community development work often inform one another and overlap in terms of content and philosophy. Students who pursue this dual-degree with have the benefit of developing sound technical social work skills alongside strong historical, philosophical, theological and practical social justice and community development knowledge and practical approaches.