Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Dual Degree Programs

At IPS, we offer several dual-degree graduate programs, both within IPS and also partnering with other professional schools at Loyola.

The MDiv degree may be pursued in collaboration with other master's degrees offered within Loyola University Chicago's professional schools. In these programs, students pursue a curriculum composed of core courses common to both degrees, individual courses particular to each degree, and professional identity components. Students can complete the following programs in four years of full-time study:

The MDiv/MA in Pastoral Counseling

This dual-degree program provides the student with a comprehensive background in ministerial leadership and specialist competencies in faith-based counseling.

The MDiv/Master of Social Work

This dual-degree program provides the student with a comprehensive background in ministerial leadership and the competencies to become a licensed social worker.

The MDiv/MA in Social Justice

This dual-degree program provides the student with a comprehensive background in ministerial leadership and specialist competencies in the field of social justice.

In addition to its partnership with the MDiv degree, the MA in Social Justice can also be pursued in collaboration with the Master of Social Work degree program.

The MA in Social Justice/Master of Social Work

This dual-degree program recognizes that social work and social justice work often inform one another and overlap in terms of content and philosophy. Students who pursue this dual-degree with have the benefit of developing sound technical social work skills alongside strong historical, philosophical, theological and practical social justice knowledge and practical approaches.

For more detailed information about the dual MA in Social Justice/Master of Social Work program, please visit the School of Social Work site here. Please find the academic advising template by clicking on the following link MSW_MASJ_Template.