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Loyola Institute for Ministry

Make A Difference in the Church and World

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At the Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM), we offer graduate degrees and certificates that are transformative and affordable. Our goal is to promote our students’ passionate commitment to the promise of God's Reign and to the mission of sharing the Good News.  We  believe our best shot is in the combination of theology and spirituality and a focus on practical implications.

We take your future seriously, and we have a broad vision of ministry. It is practiced within Church settings and beyond--wherever people of faith live and work. We offer degrees that will help you reach your goals and advance your career, whether you work in a in a church or religious school or are answering the call to holiness in everyday life by seeking a deeper connection between faith and work in the world.   

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Study Options

We believe in flexible higher education that suits the needs of adult learners, and we offer a variety of programs designed to meet you where you are:


We offer many valueable resources that will support your coursework. Here are just a few:

Faculty Success

Professor Emeritus Named Oxford Research Affiliate

Michael A. Cowan, Ph.D., will be engaged in a collaborative project in the Centre for the Study of Social Cohesion (CSSC) in the School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography at Oxford University which has recently appointed him a Research Affiliate. This project will build upon his study of how communities facing deep conflict—which is characterized by distrust and power imbalances and structured along racial, ethnic, religious, national, and class divides—are able to cross group boundaries to address chronic conflict.

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Student Success

Alumna Diana Hancharenko Named Chair of the USCCB National Advisory Team on Young Adult Ministry

Diana is the Young Adult Minister at St. Angela Merici Parish in Youngstown, Ohio, where she has been serving for the last 3 1/2 years. She earned a master’s degree in Pastoral Studies from LIM and has worked in parish young adult ministry and evangelization for the past 10 years.

This National Advisory Team provides ongoing input and feedback on young adult ministry to the bishops, offers pastoral support to parish and diocesan leaders in the field, and develops a national coalition of young adult ministry leaders.

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Webinar: Christus Vivit

Join us on May 23 to participate in the webinar "Unpacking Christus Vivit, Pope Francis' Post-Synodal Exhortation Christ is Alive!" (Part 2). This presentation and conversation hosted by LIM professor Tracey Lamont will offer you practical strategies for implementing Pope Francis's exhortation in your local area. Click on the image above for more information and to RSVP.

Online Open House

On May 23rd at 8 PM Central time, join us for an online open house to learn more about our program options. Click on the above image for more information.