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Loyola Institute of Ministry

Make A Difference in the Church and World

At the Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM), we offer graduate degrees and certificates that are transformative and affordable. Our goal is to promote our students’ passionate commitment to ministry both in the classroom and outside of it, and we  believe our best shot is in the combination of theology and spirituality and a focus on practical implications.

We take your future seriously, and we have a broad vision of ministry. We offer degrees that will help you reach your goals and advance your career, whether you work in a Catholic setting--in a church, school or diocese--or beyond.

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Study Options

We believe in flexible higher education that suits the needs of adult learners, and we offer a variety of programs designed to meet you where you are:


We offer many valueable resources that will support your coursework. Here are just a few:

Faculty Success

LIM Professor Michael Cowan serves as a senior fellow with the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict (CRIC) in the University of Oxford

Loyola Institute for Ministry Professor Michael Cowan is a senior research fellow at the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict (CRIC) in Harris Manchester College of the University of Oxford. CRIC fellows do research on conflict between groups based in religion, race, ethnicity and nationality. They also teach and serve as mentors and advisers to emerging leaders in divided communities around the world and professionals working in those communities.

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Student Success

LIM Student Starts New Ministry Opposed to Mass Incarceration

LIM encourages students to connect their studies to practical concerns, and Grant Tregre has done so in all his coursework.  His study of the system of mass incarceration and its impact on African Americans led him to develop a New Jim Crow Ministry in St.

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Interfaith and Ministry

Loyola Prof. Adil Khan teaches a spring course on "Practices for a Religiously Diverse World," open to on-campus and online LIM students.

Summer Leadership Institute

Professor Tom Groome will headline this year's Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership, June 5-7, 2017

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 12, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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