Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Advanced Standing for Deacons

Earn course credit for your prior ministerial experience and/or diaconal formation

Deacons and their wives, who have completed a diocesan diaconal formation program, could apply for and may be eligible to satisfy certain credit hours required for any of our master's degree programs.

Requests for advanced standing must be made in writing to the Director and must be accompanied by a complete written description of specific learning experiences.

To learn more about advanced standing and to apply to an Institute of Pastoral Studies graduate program, click here.