Loyola Institute for Ministry
The Loyola Institute for Ministry offers graduate degrees, continuing education certificates, and advanced-level certificates designed to suit our students’ wide array of interests and ambitions. Graduates of all our programs go on to do impressive work globally.
Our credentials have helped some excel in their current positions in the fields of education, healthcare, law, business--indeed, any field can be conceived of in terms of ministry. Others have gone on to leadership positions in traditional ministerial settings in dioceses, parishes, schools, universities, and non-profits around the world.
Whatever your goals may be, the Institute is here to work with you. Look below to find the program that best serves your needs.
Practical, transformative, and affordable, this program of spiritual formation draws on the best of the Christian biblical and theological tradition.
Bachelor of Arts in Ministry and Theology (online only)
Lay people working in a variety of contexts including parishes, schools, secular workplaces, and helping professions can develop the theological and spiritual grounding necessary to promote identity, reverence, and responsibility for life and leadership.
Master of Pastoral Studies/Master of Science in Counseling (on campus only)
BA in Religious Studies to Master of Pastoral Studies or Master of Religious Education (extension/on site only)
Continuing Education Certificates
Loyola Institute for Ministry offers online, on-campus, and extension students certificates that earn continuing education units(CEUs). Options include two 36 CEU certificates, one 18 CEU certificate, one 12 CEU advanced certificate.
Certificación de Educación Continua en Teología y Ministerio (extension/on site only)
Loyola Institute for Ministry offers students in our online, on-campus, and extension programs certificates that earn graduate credit hours.
The Loyola Institute for Ministry, supported by a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, implemented the project entitled "Communicating Charism."
The grant's purpose was to build social media and leadership capacity among members of seven communities of women religious in the U.S., Africa, and Asia.
See what our faculty and students are accomplishing
Recently, Prestigious Journal Religious Education, the official publication of the Religious Education Association, published faculty member Tracey Lamont’s article, “Catholic Schools as Spaces for Transformative Encounter.”
Alloys Nyakundi, MPS student, came from Kenya to study at the Institute for Ministry in New Orleans because of his passion for leading and promoting Youth Small Christian Communities, or YSCCs. In a recent trio of publications, he shares that insight as it has been informed by his experiences and his studies.
Alumna Lorraine Hess presented a workshop titled “Eucharistic Adoration: A Communal Invitation to Mission” with Fr. Rick Hilgartner at the 2018 convention of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. A podcast of the presentation is now available. In it, they offer suggestions regarding how worshiping communities might enhance their members’ experience of Adoration.