Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies - Digital Communication


820 N. Michigan Ave

Lewis Towers Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60611

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies - Digital Communication

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our contemporary world is very much driven by communication through electronic media channels and social media. In order to reach current and future generations of youth and young adults, it is critical that pastoral leaders be skilled in the use of digital media for evangelization and outreach. 

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) degree offers a concentration in Digital Communication. This degree concentration will allow students at Loyola's Institute of Pastoral Studies to hone their communication skills and learn best practices for using digital media in the dissemination of parish/congregation/diocese news, events, and the message of the Gospel in order to reach a wider audience through social media, the Web and video, in addition to conventional print media. The Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies - Digital Communication degree requires 36 credit hours.

MAPS - Digital Communication Concentration Curriculum

  • Eight IPS core courses of the MAPS Digital Communication Concentration
  • Three Digital Communication electives from the School of Communication
  • Contextual Education courses (3 credit hours)
  • Integration Project


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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