Professional and Continuing Studies

The Office of Professional and Continuing Studies (PACS) offers flexible and affordable programs for professional development, career advancement, and personal enrichment.  

Certificate Programs help develop specialized professional skills. These programs range from post-baccalaureate work in pre-health to graduate certificates in ministry and pastoral studies. 

Open Enrollment Courses: As an extension of Loyola University’s notable academic programs, PACS offers non-credit, open enrollment courses for working professionals. These courses are taught by industry experts and built to enhance your personal and professional skills. Our programs range from one day seminars, to ten month certificate programs, and everything in between. 

PACS Corporate Training Solutions provides professional development training and custom courses for organizations of all sizes. Loyola University is also a primary training provider for the Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP) and Small Business Educational Training (SBET) though the Louisiana Workforce Commission. 

Women's Leadership Academy: The Women's Leadership Academy at Loyola University New Orleans is designed to enable women in the region to achieve their greatest professional potential through leadership training, personal development, and one-on-one mentorships. The program consists of ten (10) on-campus class sessions; monthly mentorship meetings; a Development Plan created throughout the program; and networking opportunities with fellow rising leaders in the region.