Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Pastoral Counseling Certificate


Curriculum Planning Worksheet
for Certificate in Pastoral Counseling

This advanced graduate certificate program prepares counselors to practice in faith-based settings. A master's degree in counseling or divinity/ministry is a prerequisite for this certificate. Five courses comprise this certificate program:

  • Either  IPS 513 Internship Supervision II (for counselors)
  • Or  IPS 521 and IPS 522 Pastoral Practicum (for ministers)
  • Four elective courses chosen in consultation with the academic advisor, based on the student’s background