6 Week MA Courses

Take accelerated MA courses this summer.

6 Week MA Studies

June 22 – July 31, 2020
Please review the Graduate School’s Message Regarding the COVID-19 Virus for important information regarding this summer’s 6 Week Residential Program.


Course Offerings

These courses will be live-streamed online.

THEO 602/Christology | Dr. RJ Matava
Mondays, Tuesdays: 1:00 – 3:30 pm
An introduction to the mystery of the Incarnation, from the perspectives of Scripture, patristic theology and St. Thomas Aquinas. Course includes the nature and method of Christology, the ‘quests’ for the historical Jesus, foreshadowings of the Incarnation and Jesus in the Old Testament, the patristic development of Christology, the motive for the Incarnation, the personal union of Christ’s divine and human natures, the human nature assumed by the Word, the theological implications of the union of natures, the Paschal Mystery, and our redemption. This course combines historical and systematic methods in an engagement with Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae III.

THEO 802/Catholic Social Teachings | Dr. Joseph Arias
Wednesdays, Thursdays: 1:00 – 3:30 pm
This course examines the role of the Church in society and focuses on the major papal and conciliar documents since Pope Leo XIII.  Special attention is given to teachings about the family, the political and economic spheres of society, the international community, and the Holy See’s unique contributions on the world stage.  The sacredness of life, the dignity of man, his creation in the image of God, and his personhood are emphasized as foundational to social morality.

SCRI 701/The Prophets | Dr. Andrew Montanaro
Thursdays 6:30 – 9:00 pm; Fridays, 1:00 – 3:30 pm
A study of the history of prophecy in Israel: the prophets, their role in the development of salvation history, and their biblical theology. An emphasis is given to the prophet’s role in calling the Israelites to covenant fidelity, purity of worship of Yahweh, and authentic liturgical celebration.

EDUC 602/The Catechetical Tradition | Prof. David Wallace
Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:00 pm; Thursdays, 8:45 – 11:15 am
This course examines the theology and history of evangelization and catechesis; the methods, models and experiences of evangelization and catechesis from Biblical times throughout the history of the Church; the teachings and normative directives of the Church on evangelization and catechesis. 



Cost to Attend

AUDIT TUITION: $155/credit – $120/credit for religious, seniors, and catechists

REGISTRATION FEE: $100 per semester
(early registration – up to 1 month before classes start – $50)

GRADUATE CREDIT TUITION: $410/credit – $395/credit for religious
AUDIT TUITION: $155/credit – $120/credit for religious, seniors, catechists

TECHNOLOGY FEE: $100 per online course

Admissions fee: $100
Course Reactivation fee: $300
Directed (Independent) Study fee: $300
Comprehensive Exam fee: $100
Graduation fee: $150

All credit card payments are subjected to a 3% convenience fee.

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