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  • June 20, 2019
  • 4:42 pm

IPS Receives Accreditation from ATS

IPS is proud to announce that the Board of Commissioners of the Association of Theological Schools granted full accreditation to the Loyola University Chicago Institute of Pastoral Studies on June 10, 2019.

The IPS degree programs: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Spirituality (Professional MA), Master of Arts in Counseling for Ministry (Professional MA), Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (Professional MA), and the Master of Arts in Social Justice (Professional MA) were also approved, as were our comprehensive online (distance education) programs. Dr. Brian Schmisek, Dean of IPS said, “This accreditation recognizes the quality of the IPS programs, the strength of our relationship as an integral academic unit at Loyola University Chicago, and the efforts of the entire IPS community. We are grateful for our membership in ATS, and are happy to have had such a positive review.” The next evaluation of IPS is set to take place in the spring of 2026.