Master's in Contemporary Spirituality
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Beginning in Fall 2013, Loyola's Institute of Pastoral Studies will offer a Master of Arts in Contemporary Spirituality at the The Cuneo Mansion & Gardens. The program provides the requisite spiritual, theological, biblical, and psychological resources for general Christian ministry. We encourage students who desire an intelligent and structured approach to their own spiritual journey to apply.
|Fall Semester 2013|
|Biblical Foundations (IPS 416—Christian Origins: The New Testament)|
|Foundations of Christian Spirituality (IPS 545)|
|Spring Semester 2014|
|Theological Foundations (IPS 531—Christian Doctrine)|
|Fall Semester 2014|
|Psychological Foundations (IPS 555—Human Person and Psychological Development)|
|Spring Semester 2015|
|Christian Moral Theology and Ethics (IPS 553)|
|Fall Semester 2015|
|Spiritual Paths in World Religions (IPS 403)|
|One credit hour Guided Study in Spiritual Practice|
|Spring Semester 2016|
|Two credit hour Integration Project**|
*Electives (up to 17 credit hours)
- Church and Mission
- Theology of Suffering
- Ignatian Spirituality I: Hearts on Fire –Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality
- Ignatian Spirituality II: Discernment, Ignatian Prayer, and Social Justice
- Spirituality of Marriage and Family
- Liturgy and the Christian Sacraments
- Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton
- Nurturing the Healing Emotions
- Male and Female Spirituality
- Diversity and Equity
- Pastoral Leadership
- Theology of the Developing Person
Arrangement for the Integration Project in the final year of study in the Contemporary Spirituality M.A. degree will be made with the Director of the Master of Arts in Spirituality degree. The project is typically a 25-30 page paper. There are optional designs for this Final Integrative Project fitting with the curriculum requirements of the degree.
Courses at Cuneo
Courses will be held Monday and Tuesday evenings during the fall and spring semesters over a period of three years. While the entire program can be completed at Cuneo, students have the choice of taking courses at The Water Tower Campus or online, as well. Other courses, including some electives, may be taken over the summer in Rome, Italy.
Advanced Standing and Transfer Credit Options
The required Core and Elective courses for Contemporary Spirituality can be transferred to the Spiritual Direction Program in the event that a person discovers a call to the ministry of spiritual direction. Finally, all of the Core and Elective courses can be applied to the 72 credit hour Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program at the Institute of Pastoral Studies.
If you are interested in learning more about the program, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Enrollment Advisor Chrissy Sofranko or find an information session that fits your schedule on our Events Calendar.
Our application can be completed online and there is no application fee. We are accepting applications for the Fall 2013 now! Visit our Application Process page for more information.