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Loyola Institute for Pastoral Studies

Loyola Institute for Pastoral Studies


The Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago, a Catholic and Jesuit Institution, facilitates the integrated ministerial development of diverse and dynamic leaders for creative, compassionate and courageous service to church and society.

The Institute of Pastoral Studies aims to be a renowned global hub for educating and forming leaders in ministry who can adapt to the rapidly changing religious and social landscapes of the 21st century.

IPS educates adults for professional ministry, spiritual development and faith-based leadership in a wide range of professions. Through their course of study and their spiritual formation, students develop real-world knowledge and skills in theological reflection, ministerial practice and ethical judgment.

Our Location

The Institute of Pastoral Studies is located on the Water Tower Campus in historic Lewis Towers, at 111 East Pearson Street. It is just one block from North Michigan Avenue, steps away from the "Magnificent Mile," one of America's most dynamic centers of commerce.

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820 North Michigan Ave
Lewis Towers 630
Chicago, IL 60611
United States