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Loyola University Chicago

Intro to Organizing Workshop - Institute for Pastoral Studies (Loyola) | Coalition for Spiritual and Public Leadership

The Institute of Pastoral Studies (IPS) educates adults for professional ministry, spiritual development, and faith-based leadership in diverse professions. Through their course of study, personal integration, and spiritual formation, students develop real-world knowledge and skills in theological reflection, ministerial practice, and ethical judgment.

Mission Statement

The Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago, a Catholic and Jesuit institution, facilitates the integrated ministerial development of diverse and dynamic leaders for creative, compassionate, and courageous service to church and society.

Qualifying Programs for NACC Certification

The following programs satisfy the academic prerequisites for initial certification.

Board Certified Chaplain (BCC, BCC-VA)

Certified Associate Chaplain (CAC)

  • Above degree programs
  • The 15-credit IPS Graduate Certificate Programs may partially satisfy graduate credit equivalency requirements for CAC Certification. Contact the NACC for more details.

Contact information

IPS Student Services Coordinator
[email protected]