Master of Pastoral Studies / Master of Criminal Justice Dual Degree Program

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2015-2016 MPS-MCJ On-Campus Degree Program Course Listings (DPCL)

The dual Master of Pastoral Studies and Master of Criminal Justice (M.P.S./M.C.J.) is designed for pastoral ministers and law enforcement professionals seeking to bridge the domains of religion and ministry with criminal justice in order to reach those whom they serve more holistically, to form creative alliances and coalitions between churches and justice institutions, and to conduct the empirical studies necessary for the acquisition state and federal funding for faith-based rehabilitation programs. 

Degree Requirements

Students in this program must be admitted to both the Department of Criminal Justice and the Institute for Ministry. The total number of credit hours for the dual degree is 55 credits of graduate work. 


Tuition is charged based on the program conducting the course. For example, the LIM rate applies to MPS courses and the Department of Criminal Justice rate applies to MCJ courses. Current tuition and fee schedules are available through the Office of Student Finance.

Loyola Institute for Ministry Courses: 24 credit hours
LIM C703 Introduction to Practical Theology 3 crs.
LIM C704 Spirituality, Morality, and Ethics 3 crs.
LIM C711 Jewish Roots of Christian Faith (Old Testament) 3 crs.
LIM C712 Christian Origins (New Testament) 3 crs.
LIM C714 Grace, Christ, and Spirit 3 crs.
LIM C841 Religion, Crime, and Justice 3 crs.
LIM C849 Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling 3 crs.
LIM C886 Pastoral and Educational Praxis 3 crs.

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Department of Criminal Justice Courses: 21 credit hours
CRJU C700 Theories of Criminal Behavior 3 crs.
CRJU C705 Seminar in Criminal Justice 3 crs.
CRJU C710 Research and Statistical Methods 3 crs.
CRJU C720 Seminar in Criminal Justice Administration II 3 crs.
CRJU C800 Selected Problems in Criminal Justice 3 crs.
CRJU C805 Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation 3 crs.
CRJU C893 Directed Readings in Criminology and Criminal Justice 3 crs.

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Department of Counseling Courses: 7 credit hours
CNSL A830 Counseling Theories 3 crs.
CNSL A835 Intro to Clinical Mental Health Counseling 3 crs.
CNSL A836 Individual Counseling Skills Lab 1 cr.

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Elective Course: 3 credit hours (Chosen in consultation with academic advisor)

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