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Combine business savvy and spirituality

Master of Pastoral Studies and Master of Business Administration (Online)

Also available on campus.

Loyola’s online master of pastoral studies and master of business administration (M.B.A.) dual degree program prepares graduates for rewarding careers and fulfilling lives. In the M.B.A. program, students become well-versed in business theory and learning how to add value to organizations, while pastoral studies courses teach students how to incorporate faith-based values into their work in any field and to embrace practices that support the common good.

This dual master’s degree program in pastoral studies and business administration is ideal for students interested in religious or non-profit fields, such as in church and diocesan positions, nonprofit organizations and agencies, or Catholic and other faith-based healthcare facilities. The M.P.S./M.B.A. program is also aimed at business leaders who want to integrate Christian spirituality into their work in any field while remaining alert to the significance of faith for employees and customers.

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

Master of Pastoral Studies and Master of Business Administration Curriculum

Flexible online courses taught by experts.

Graduates of the online M.B.A. dual degree enjoy considerable savings in both cost and time to earning their degrees, as completing each degree separately would require a total of 76 credit hours. However, the M.P.S./M.B.A. dual degree requires only 60 credits, saving students 16 credit hours in coursework and tuition.


Degree Overview

60 Credits

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Loyola’s online M.P.S./M.B.A. dual degree consists of 60 credit hours, which includes:

  • M.P.S. core courses (18 credit hours)
  • M.P.S. focus area courses (6 credit hours)
  • M.P.S. elective (3 credit hours)
  • M.P.S. capstone (3 credit hours)
  • M.B.A. foundation courses (3-6 credit hours)
  • M.B.A. core courses (18 credit hours)
  • M.B.A. elective (0-3 credit hours)
  • M.B.A. dynamic capstone courses (6 credit hours)

Check out the University Bulletin to view further curriculum information about Loyola's online M.P.S./M.B.A. dual degree. Click here to download a program worksheet.

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Applications for the Master of Pastoral Studies degree are accepted year-round for enrollment for Fall, Spring, and Summer. Application deadlines: August 1, January 1, May 1.

Applications for the Master of Business Administration are accepted year-round. Admission is granted on a rolling basis. If you have trouble meeting an application deadline, contact the MBA Office at or (504) 864-7953 to arrange an extension. Priority application deadlines are

  • Fall: June 30 or May 15 for international students
  • Spring: November 30 or October 15 for international students
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