The Loyola Institute for Ministry offers three dual master's degrees. The MPS and Master of Business Administration and the MPS and Master of Criminal Justice are available to online, on-campus, and extension students, while the MPS and Master of Science in Counseling is avialable to on-campus students.
"Business is a vocation, and a noble vocation, provided that those engaged in it see themselves challenged by a greater meaning in life; this will enable them truly to serve the common good by striving to increase the goods of this world and to make them more accessible to all" (Francis, Evangelii Gaudium #203). A dual degree in business administration and pastoral studies prepares graduates to add value to organizations and society through their application of business theory and practice and through a theologically-grounded spirituality of work that enables them to incorporate faith-based virtues into their work and embrace practices that support the common good. This program is available both on-campus and online.
"In a frail human being, each one of us is invited to recognize the face of the Lord" (Francis, "Address to IFCMA," #2). Recent research acknowledges the positive impact active faith can have on one’s psychological well-being. A dual degree in counseling and pastoral studies prepares both those seeking to become Clinical Mental Health Counselors and those working in a variety of religious or secular settings to develop a theological and spiritual foundation for their work with others and to encounter respectfully the basic religious language and belief systems of those they serve. Counseling courses are only available on campus; LIM courses are available both on campus and online.
Pope Francis encourages criminal justice professionals “to encourage, help and enable … a rehabilitation which everyone seeks and desires: inmates and their families, correctional authorities, social and educational programs … [and] which benefits and elevates the morale of the entire community and society” ("Message to Detainees"). A dual degree in criminal justice and pastoral studies prepares those seeking to become professionally-trained criminal justice administrators, planners, researchers, and private security professionals as well as those who work in justice ministries such as such as victim services, prison ministry, prisoner re-entry, delinquency prevention, and substance abuse treatment to develop a theological and spiritual foundation for their work supporting the transformation of individuals and community. Criminal Justice courses are only available online. LIM courses are available both on-campus and online.