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Institute of Pastoral Studies

Info Session

Learn more about our Contemporary Spirituality program, now offered in Vernon Hills: September 18 @ Cuneo Mansion & Gardens.



Health Care Mission Leadership in Loyola's Institute for Pastoral Studies

We are happy to present a video featuring highlights of IPS’ Master of Arts in Health Care Mission Leadership program. Courses can be completed online, on campus in Chicago and in Rome! Please click on the link to watch the video.

IPS Faculty and Staff gathering

IPS Faculty and Staff gathered on August 12, 2014 to celebrate the start of a new academic year and to foster our academic community relations. Brian Schmisek, the IPS Director, welcomed faculty and staff to the IPS community at Loyola University Chicago. He recognized their critical role to the high quality transformative education IPS offers to students. It is our pleasure to share a few photos that capture the atmosphere of the event.

Alumni Spotlight: Manuel A. Ruiz (MAPC '05)

Manuel A. Ruiz, MAPC was born in Colombia, where he worked as a professional psychologist and a college professor. He earned his master degree in pastoral counseling from Loyola University Chicago in 2005. He is currently a doctoral student in counseling psychology at Argosy University in DC. Mr. Ruiz joined the Family Crisis Center of Prince George’s County as a bilingual counselor in 2006.

Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson, 2014 Damen Award Recipient for IPS

Terrence C. Nelson-Johnson, PhD (BS '80, MPS '82) is the 2014 recipient of Loyola University Chicago's Damen Award from the Institute of Pastoral Studies. Dr. Nelson-Johnson is the founder as well as a creative and animating partner of Soul Play LLC. Please watch the introducing video.

Dr. M. Therese Lysaught new IPS Associate Director

We are very proud to announce that Dr. M. Therese Lysaught has been promoted to Associate Director at IPS. Dr. Lysaught joined IPS last year as a Professor and also as Graduate Program Director of the MA in Pastoral Studies and the MA in Healthcare Mission Leadership. At Loyola University Chicago she also holds a joint appointment with the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics. Click on the link to learn more about Dr. Lysaught. And join us in congratulating her on this new position!

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...

An Interview with Dr. Marian Diaz joining IPS as the Assistant Professor of Pastoral Studies

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...

Zero Minute Commute

Did you know that IPS currently offers three Master's degrees that can be completed solely 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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