Christendom College’s graduate school will celebrate its 16 graduates on August 3, 2019, at a special baccalaureate Mass and graduation ceremony held in the college’s Chapel of Christ the King. The Mass will be offered at 11:30 a.m. followed immediately by the commencement ceremonies.
The 15 students who will graduate are Timothy Cook, Sr. Joanna-Quyen Dinh, Chadi Dirani, Matthew Dunn, Sheryl French, Jeffrey Forman, Elizabeth McDuffie, Roger Naill, Conor O’Donnell, Rob Sardegna, Matthew Speer, Susan Swanke, Fr. Mathias Njong, Mikey Torres, Sr. Theresa Phuong Vu, and Joseph Walsh.
The graduate school program is a rigorous one, which can be accessed both online and in-person in the classroom. It’s faithfulness to the Magisterium, and its emphasis on the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, are two of the qualities which the students find to be most inviting.
In order to earn the MA in Theological Studies, with a concentration in Systematic Theology, Moral Theology, Sacred Scripture, Evangelization and Catechesis, Spirituality, or Consecrated Life, students must successfully complete a minimum of forty-two graduate credits. The program primarily offers classes in Catholic theology, philosophy, and history, and graduates must take 24 credits of core required courses, 12 credits of special required courses for his concentration, and 6 credits of elective courses. For many, the option to submit a thesis in lieu of the six credits of electives is a more viable option. Besides completing the classroom and writing requirements, each of the graduates also passed a comprehensive exam including both written and oral portions.
For more information about the graduate school and its offerings, go to graduate.christendom.edu.