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Institute of Pastoral Studies


Master of Arts in Social Justice

The curriculum consists of a 12-course, 36 credit hour program.  Of these courses, nine are required:

IPS 610  Foundations of Social Justice

IPS 532  Social Context of Ministry

IPS 553  Christian Moral Theology and Ethics

IPS 580  Contextual Education

IPS 615  Liberation Theology

IPS 620  Diversity and Equity

IPS 625  Social Ethics: Politics and Global Economics

IPS 635  Community Organizing and Community Development

IPS 660  Leadership for Social Transformation

Electives (3 three-credit courses, or 9 credit hours) are chosen in consultation with the academic advisor. Electives may be taken in IPS or in many of the other schools, colleges, academic centers and institutes at Loyola University Chicago. See your academic advisor for more details.

*Dual MASJ/MSW students should be sure to consult the dual academic advising template found at the bottom of this School of Social Work site. 


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