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

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2013-2014 MPS-MCJ On-Campus Degree Program Course Listings (DPCL)

The dual degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in pastoral ministry such as chaplaincy positions within prisons, detention centers, police departments, and other criminal justice institutional structures.  It also provides preparation for careers in the criminal justice system, with special knowledge and skills in promoting rehabilitation and community reintegration, and serving as a liaison between justice institutions and religious organizations and chaplains.Students in this program must be admitted to both the Department of Criminal Justice, and the Institute for Ministry. 


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.

Degree Requirements

The total number of credit hours for the dual degree is 55 credits of graduate work. If students take each program separately, the required number of hours would be 67 credits. Pursuing the dual degree provides the student with the reduction of 11 credits. All courses are 3 credit hours. 

Loyola Institute for Ministry Courses: 24 credit hours
LIM C703 Introduction to Practical Theology 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 C704 Spirituality, Morality, and Ethics 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.
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 Criminal Justice 3 crs.
Department of Counseling Courses: 7 credit hours
CNSL A830 Counseling Theories 3 crs.
CNSL A835 Counseling Practice 3 crs.
CNSL A836 Individual Counseling Skills Lab 1 cr.
Elective Course: 3 credit hours

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