The M.A. Program courses are designed to prepare students to become effective theological resources in a variety of settings. The hybrid character of the M.A. Program allows students to take courses in residence during the summer, on-line during the Academic Year, and in various other off-campus, non-traditional settings. For example, 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 could then be supplemented by Academic Year courses in three formats: semester-long on-line courses, off-campus, but residential intensive courses, or through courses offered on a set of three weekends during a given semester. Explore these options below:
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 every other year in 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.