Summer Courses

Summer 2020 Courses!

25% off ALL online summer courses.

Enroll now as space is limited.

Registration deadline is June 22nd

Summer Session 2020 runs from June 29 – August 14, 2020. All courses will be offered in an online format. Courses are limited to 15 students – register early to ensure enrollment.

You may want to enroll the Summer Session if:

  • you would like to lighten up your credit load during future Fall or Spring Semesters,
  • you are a dual degree student,
  • you need/would like to take an elective, or
  • you would like to audit a course.

**Please note that seminarians must obtain prior approval from their sponsors. Student plans will be adjusted as appropriate for MDIV and MA students.**

Course Costs:
25% Off Tuition!

3 Credit Courses: Was $1,905 NOW $1,428
-Audit Rate: $952-
(Audit with Special Alumni Price: $250)

2 Credit Courses: Was $1,270 NOW $952
-Audit Rate: $635-
(Audit with Special Alumni Price: $250)

Click HERE for the course registration form. Please fill out the form and return it by mail to the registrar or email it to  

Please contact Julie O’Connor at with any questions.

Course Offerings

DT–511 Fundamental Theology

(Dr. Michael Brummond)

(3 credits) This course introduces the fundamental issues and categories of the science of theology and its methodology. It includes a consideration of divine revelation, the virtue of faith, the development of doctrine, and the nature of magisterial authority.

DT–521 Christology and Soteriology

(Dr. James Stroud)

(3 credits) This course studies the normative sources and theological interpretations of the person and salvific work of Jesus Christ. It examines the historical development of Christology and Soteriology beginning from the biblical sources and includes key patristic, medieval, reformation, and contemporary accounts. Prerequisite: Fundamental Theology or equivalent

DT–601 Person and Destiny in a Fractured World

(Dr. Jeremy Blackwood)

(equivalent to SHSST’s DT–600 Theological Anthropology and Eschatology)

(3 credits) This course is a study of our humanity in the light of God’s revelation in Jesus Christ. It therefore covers the doctrines regarding human beings as created in the image of God, grace, justification, free will, gifts of the Spirit, and the relation between the natural and the supernatural. Components may also give specific attention to the last things and/or to pastoral application. Prerequisite: Fundamental Theology or equivalent

PH–503 Contemporary Philosophy

(Dr. John Gallam)

(3 credits) The purpose of this course is threefold: (1) to introduce the student to selected philosophical thinkers and movements in the 19th and 20th centuries; (2) to give the student an understanding of the relevance for Christian thought of the issues treated and the positions taken by these thinkers and movements; and (3) to afford the student the opportunity to develop and exercise the skills of critical reflection. The figures and movements of this period which are examined in the course are Hegel, Marx, existentialism, pragmatism and naturalism.

PS–620 Parish Administration, Evangelization and Catechesis

(Fr. John Cella, OFM)

(2 credits) This course supplies the management and leadership skills necessary for effective parish administration. In addition to personnel management, financial stewardship, building maintenance, and multi-parish administration, it examines the key elements in supervising catechetical programs and evangelization efforts, with special attention to the principles of the New Evangelization.

SP–588 Ignatian Spirituality

(Dr. Patrick Russell)

(2 credits) The spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, draws the believer into the freedom necessary for a deeper loving relationship with Jesus Christ and a greater commitment to serve others.  After an introduction to this saint’s personal journey of faith, this course will unpack the prayer methods, theological framework, and spiritual concepts contained in Ignatius’ spiritual classic, the Spiritual Exercises.  Particular focus will be given to Ignatius’ use of active imagination when praying with Scripture and the daily Examen, the rules for discernment, the first principle and foundation, and the core meditations within the Exercises.