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Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Certificate in Social Justice

The curriculum is intentionally designed in direct consultation with the “best practices” of community-based organizations. Each area of specialization contains five accredited courses that build sequentially to advance knowledge and skill development. Students will be required to successfully complete all five courses in order to receive a certificate. The certificate programs are specifically designed for the following: 1) students who have completed an undergraduate degree but are uncertain as to the graduate program they want to pursue; 2) students in graduate programs who wish to add an advanced certificate in social justice; 3) professionals already working in the field that want a graduate-level credential.

This graduate certificate program prepares people for faith-based leadership in social advocacy, community and labor organizing, and systemic social change. The program combines theoretical and practical learning in social justice and activism.

This program is open to students who have completed undergraduate degrees.

Five courses comprise this certificate program:

Students wishing to work toward Social Justice certificate should seek admission to the Master of Arts in Social Justice Program at IPS and specify their interest in obtaining a certificate.


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