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Certificate in Pastoral Studies

Online or On Campus

This pastoral studies online program is practical, transformative, international in scope, and open to students of all faiths. It prepares students to work in a variety of contexts, including parishes, schools, diocesan offices, secular workplaces, non-profits, or public sector work and the helping professions, such as healthcare and social work.

Students earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for each course. 

Students may also follow this course of study as a graduate student, earning credit hours.

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Monday, September 16, 2024 7:00 – 8:00 PM Central Time


36 Continuing Education Units

Certificate in Pastoral Studies

Loyola’s Continuing Education Certificate in Pastoral Studies consists of 36 continuing education units, which include:

  • Theological Core Courses (18 CEUs)
  • Courses in Focus Area Concentration (9 CEUs)
  • Electives (6 CEUs)
  • Capstone Course (3 CEUs)

Check out the University Bulletin to view further curriculum information about Loyola's Certificate in Pastoral Studies. Click here to download a program worksheet. 

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Admission Requirements

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