Loyola University Chicago
Institute of Pastoral Studies
Social Justice and Community Development
M.A. - Social Justice and Community Development
The MA in Social Justice and Community Development degree is an interfaith program that engages students through a values-based perspective that provides:
·an interdisciplinary foundation in justice theories and religious social ethics
· a comprehensive, integrated curriculum, useful for various career paths in community development and social justice
· practical tools in community organizing, social analysis and change, communication and non-violence, advocacy in public policy, working with volunteers, grant writing and fundraising
· opportunities to focus on specific areas of community empowerment, such as congregation-based strategies; housing and economic development; building sustainable and asset-based communities.
The degree is designed for those aspiring to affect social transformation in local communities as well as to those committed to restoring economic equity, social justice, and ecological health on a national or global scale.
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