Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Social Justice and Social Enterprise Certificate


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Certificate _in_Social_Justice_and_Social_Enterprise

The Certificate in Social Justice and Social Enterprise is a 15 credit hour graduate certificate designed for those interested in professional formation to enhance their work for social justice and in social organizations but for whom a full graduate degree may not be necessary.

This program is especially suited to those who have completed an undergraduate degree and wish to deepen their understanding of social justice and students in graduate programs who wish to add an advanced graduate certificate in social justice and social enterprise. The Certificate is also well suited for professionals whose work in the field would be enhanced by the well-rounded theoretical and practical formation afforded by this program. For students who complete this Certificate and return to pursue the full MA in Social Justice (36 credit hours) within 8 years of graduating the credit hours applied to this Certificate will count toward the MASJ.

The Certificate in Social Justice and Social Enterprise requires students to complete five courses (15 credit hours). Two of these courses will be taken at the Institute of Pastoral Studies: IPS 610: Foundations of Social Justice and one IPS elective course. The IPS elective will be chosen from among the core courses in the social justice curriculum. Two of the required courses will be taken at the Quinlan School of Business: MGMT 485: Social Enterprise and one QSB elective course. The QSB elective will be chosen in consultation with their academic advisor. The fifth and final course required for the Certificate is an elective and can be completed at either the QSB or the IPS. This will discerned in conversation with their academic advisor and according the student’s experience, context, and interests.

CourseCredit Hours
IPS 610 Foundations of Social Justice 3
IPS Elective 3
MGMT 485 Social Enterprise 3
Quinlan Elective 3
IPS or Quinlan Elective 3

*Please Note: If the coursework is planned strategically and only online classes are chosen then this certificate may be completed entirely online. However, this may result in the certificate taking more time to complete based on available online course rotation.

To learn more about the Certificate in Social Jusice and Social Enterprise, please visit our request for information form or attend an online information session.