M.A. Program courses are designed to prepare students to become effective theological resources in a variety of settings. In a single summer, students may study topics as diverse as the Mystery of God, Medical Ethics, and Medieval Mystics, but each topic will also be approached with an eye to praxis. These summer courses can be supplemented by Academic Year courses in three formats: semester-long on-line courses, off-campus two-week intensive courses, or on a set of three weekends in a given semester.
Online Courses: One course is offered on-line during each Fall and Spring semester of the Academic Year. These courses are always based on current, residential courses, the lectures for which are made accessible on InsideND via Sakai. Students watch the lectures on their own time and chat with their professor and classmates via Sakai forums.
Weekend Ft. Wayne, IN Courses: These 3-credit courses are offered on three weekends each Fall and Spring semester. In the Fall, the course takes place in South Bend at Marian High School. In the Spring, the course meets in Ft. Wayne at the Archbishop Noll Catholic Center.
- Jerusalem Courses: For two weeks each May/June students gather at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem, Israel. This two week, 3-credit course allows students to explore the Holy Land under the guidance of not only our own faculty, but also that of expert Israeli guides. Tour Galilee, swim in the Dead Sea, hike a desert wadi and pray in the Holy Sepulchre. Subsidies are available to M.A. students for the more extensive costs of this course.
- Winter Break Course in Tuscon, AZ: Students gather together in the retreat-like atmosphere of the Redemptorist Renewal Center in the desert of Tucson for a two-week, 3-credit course.