Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies


MDiv (Master of Divinity)

By completing the Master of Divinity, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to interpret pastoral circumstances in relation to scripture, tradition, and human sciences; (Theology/Religious Heritage).
  • The ability to engage, transform, and/or critique social, economic, political, and ecclesial realities of our day in order to address the changing landscape of ministry. (Cultural Context)
  • The ability to engage the relevant dimensions of Christian faith, discipleship and ministry with interpersonal, spiritual, and ecclesial maturity. (Maturity/Personal Formation)
  • The ability to be present to the person and community’s condition and environments by developing skills to discern and describe the ministry required; (Skills/Ministerial Leadership)
  • The ability to construct ministerial vision and formulate ministerial strategies to effect personal and community transformation.