Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Curriculum

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling

Curriculum Planning Worksheet for MAPC

60 hour Three Year License Track

In order to meet the current licensure requirements of the state of Illinois (LPC as a base for moving toward LCPC), and to respond to developing nationwide trends toward interstate licensure portability, while continuing to provide the integrative pastoral focus of Loyola’s MA Pastoral Counseling degree, the degree has moved to a three year, 60 hour design. Courses required for licensure are so indicated (*see bolded courses).

Half-time students will tailor their course selection with their advisor.

  • LPC = Licensed Professional Counselor
  • LCPC = Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

All courses are 3 credit hours except the following:

  • 1 credit Practicum Supervision I (521) and 2 credits Practicum Supervision II (522)

First Year

Fall

Required CoursesCredit Hours
IPS 501 Human Relation Skills 3
IPS 517 Models of Pastoral Counseling 3
IPS 473 Family Therapy and Personal Transformation 3

Spring

Required CoursesCredit Hours
IPS 555 Human Development 3
IPS 503 Fundamentals of Pastoral Counseling 3
IPS 502 Theology of the Developing Person 3

Second Year

Summer

Required CoursesCredit Hours
IPS 474* Addictions and Modes of Therapy 3

Fall

Required CoursesCredit Hours
IPS 521 Pastoral Practicum I 1
IPS 505 Approaches to Group Counseling 3
IPS 509 Psychopathology 3
Theology elective 3

Spring

Required CoursesCredit Hours
IPS 522 Pastoral Practicum II 2
IPS 512 Ethics, Pastoral Counseling, and Spirituality 3
IPS 520* Testing, Measurement, and Assessment 3

Third Year

Summer

Required CoursesCredit Hours
IPS 515* Research Methods for the Pastoral Counselor OR IPS 474* Addictions and Modes of Therapy 3

Fall

Required CoursesCredit Hours
IPS 511 Internship Supervision I 3
IPS 507 Pastoral Psychodynamic Assessment and Intervention 3
IPS 472* Pastoral Counseling in an Intercultural Context 3

Spring

Required CoursesCredit Hours
IPS 513 Internship Supervision II 3
IPS 518* Career Counseling 3
Elective 3

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