Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies


At the Institute of Pastoral Studies (IPS), we know the importance of the decision you are about to make, and we strive to provide a seamless, streamlined admission process. We invite you to apply to IPS and join a community of part-time and full-time students who have chosen to pursue a graduate degree or post-graduate certificate at Loyola University Chicago.

Our rolling admission policy allows you to enroll at three points throughout the year (fall, spring, and summer), whichever is most convenient and realistic for you. To learn more about the admission process, choose the program you wish to apply for below.

Degree Programs
MA in Health Care Mission Leadership Admission
MA in Pastoral Counseling Admission
MA in Counseling for Ministry Admission
MA in Pastoral Studies Admission
MA in Social Justice Admission
MA in Spirituality Admission
MDiv (Master of Divinity) Admission
Graduate Certificates
Health Care Ministry Leadership Certificate Admission
Pastoral Counseling Certificate Admission
Religious Education Certificate Admission
Social Justice Certificate Admission
Spiritual Direction Certificates Admission