The Advanced Studies Program

Explore Your Intellectual Passions

The Advanced Studies Program allows high-achieving, intellectually curious students an opportunity to delve deeper into their coursework and receive personalized, one-on-one instruction from their professors.

How does the Advanced Studies Program Work?

Students in the program typically complete “contracts” whereby student and professor agree on extra work a student will perform and then meet a number of times throughout the semester to discuss the student’s progress. 

Am I able to take part in special courses through the Advanced Studies Program?

Advanced Studies students also have access to an exclusive senior seminar and are provided with opportunities to socialize with others in the program. 

What credentials are gained by completing this program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be provided an Advanced Studies Certificate that can be noted on your resume and explained to graduate schools and potential employers.

How do I apply?

To apply for the Advanced Studies Program, fill out the form below and upload a 500 word essay about why you are interested in this program. Applications are due by April 20.

Who should I contact with questions?

Dr. Joseph Brutto is the director of the Advanced Studies Program and can be contacted via email at joseph.brutto@christendom.edu.


Students who have SAT scores of 1280 or higher, ACT scores of 27 or higher, and/ or CLT scores of 84 or higher, and who have been accepted to Christendom for the fall of 2020, are encouraged to apply for the Advanced Studies Program.

Listing at least one standardized test score is required, but additional test scores are appreciated. Uploading a 500 word essay explaining interest in the program is required

Applications are due by April 20, and you can expect to receive an update from Dr. Joseph Brutto around April 24 as to the status of your application. Please contact Dr. Brutto at joseph.brutto@christendom.edu with any questions.

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