Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Guided Study Registration

Independent_Study (IPS 499) facilitates the pursuit of interests for which there are no corresponding courses offered in IPS. Students must initiate the request for independent study. Professors are not obligated to direct such courses. If a professor agrees, a detailed agreement must be developed and signed by the student and professor, and approved by the IPS Director. They may take the form of supervised practica, directed reading and research, or a capstone. Only those who hold doctoral degrees in their field may facilitate independent study courses. No core courses may be taken by independent study. For more details please contact Bianca Bulliner at bbulliner@luc.edu.