IPS Programs

IPS Programs

Pastoral Studies and Divinity

For students interested in chaplaincy, religious education, parish/congregational ministry, Lay Ecclesial Ministry certification, and much more:

  • MA in Pastoral Studies
  • Maestría de Artes en Estudios Pastorales Bilingüe – Disponible exclusivamente en línea
  • Master of Divinity

Graduate Certificates in:

  • Pastoral Leadership
  • Religious Education
  • Church Management
  • Social Justice

For students interested in being leaders and change agents through such work as community organizing, social activism, political advocacy, organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion, justice education, and more:

  • MA in Social Justice
  • Concentration option: Social Enterprise (this concentration is not available online)

Graduate Certificates in:

  • Social Justice
  • Social Justice and Social Enterprise
  • Counseling

For students interested in becoming licensed professional counselors (LPC and LCPC) or who want to integrate counseling skills in to their professions and ministries:

  • MA in Pastoral Counseling (for those seeking licensure: LPC and LCPC)
  • MA in Counseling for Ministry

Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling (prior MA required)

  • Spirituality

For students interested in Christian spiritual traditions, spiritual accompaniment, and spiritual direction:

  • MA in Christian Spirituality

Optional Concentration in Spiritual Direction, with the ability to integrate the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Graduate Certificates in:

  • Christian Spirituality
  • Spiritual Direction (prior MA required)

Dual-Degree Programs:

  • Master of Divinity / MA in Pastoral Counseling
  • Master of Divinity / MA in Social Justice
  • Master of Divinity / Master of Social Work (through the School of Social Work)
  • MA in Social Justice / Master of Social Work (through the School of Social Work)

Student have the option to complete any IPS degree, certificate, and dual-degree (excluding the MSW) entirely online!

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