Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Visit Us

The best way to learn about the Institute of Pastoral Studies (IPS) is to visit us! We're located at Loyola's Water Tower Campus in the heart of downtown Chicago, just off Michigan Avenue. Register to attend an upcoming Open House or Information Session, or contact our office to schedule a class visit or an individual appointment.

Information Sessions

Information sessions are an online opportunity to learn more about the IPS community and our programs. They are typically smaller in scale, and here you can gather information in an intimate, interactive setting. A full listing of our events can be found on our Events Calendar.

Upcoming IPS Events - Free and Online
All events take place in Central Standard/Daylight Time (Chicago's local time)

The Theology of Pope Francis and the Protagonism of the Peripheries
with Dr. Mike Canaris
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
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Class Preview: Media in Ministry
with Dr. David Dault
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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Repeat Session: 4:00pm-5:00pm
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Social Justice Programs at IPS
with Dr. Nat Samuel
Thursday, July 16, 2020
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Seven Habits of Good Ministers
with Dr. Peter Jones
Tuesday, June 21, 2020
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Individual Appointments

To schedule an appointment with Mariclare Kanaley, the enrollment advisor for graduate programs at IPS, click here. Please note that these appointments are designed for prospective students interested in learning more about the graduate programs at IPS and those who are in the process of applying.