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Master of Pastoral Studies and Master of Criminology & Justice (Online)

A dual degree in pastoral studies and criminology and justice prepares you to become a more effective and compassionate professional in the field of criminology and justice. It is aimed at criminal justice administrators, researchers, and private security professionals as well as those in justice ministries such as such as victim services, prison ministry, re-entry, and delinquency prevention. In this program, students develop a theological and spiritual foundation for their work supporting the transformation of individuals and community.


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

Master of Pastoral Studies and Master of Criminology & Justice Curriculum

Flexible online courses taught by experts.

Grow professionally and spiritually in the field of criminology and justice.


Degree Overview

60 Credits

dual master of pastoral studies and master of ciminology & justice


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

  • Loyola Institute for Ministry Courses (30 credit hours)
  • Criminal Justice Courses (30 credit hours)

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

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

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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 for the Master of Criminology and Justice degree are accepted year-round.

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