The Collegium Augustinianum School of Divinity is authorized to grant ecclesiastical degrees in philosophy, theology, divinity, canon law by the canonical authority of the Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation and by the authority of the Board of Trustees of the Collegium Augustinianum Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology.
Chartered as Christian, ecumenical university, the Collegium Augustinianum is a religious-exempt institution of higher education licensed by the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida State Department of Education. The Collegium Augustinianum is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit institution of higher education.
The Collegium Augustinianum Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology has conferred honorary degrees upon several luminaries of our time, including Roman Catholic theologian, Prof. Hans Kung, Archbishop Dr. Rowan D. Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Carlo Maria Cardinal Martini, S.J., the late Archbishop of Milan, Archbishop S. Tilewa Johnson, the late Primate and Archbishop of the Church of the Province of West Africa and Archbishop Dr. Daniel Yinkah Sarfo, the current Primate and Archbishop of the Church of the Province of West Africa (Anglican Communion).
Canon Thomas McClellan with Archbishop Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo, Chancellor, and Bishop Rodney R. Michel, Chancellor Emeritus.
Prof. Dr. Hans Kung
Doctor Divinitatis degree, honoris causa (2013)
ECCLESIASTICAL (CANONICAL) DEGREE PROGRAMS
GRADUATE DEGREES IN SACRED THEOLOGY AND DIVINITY
The Doctor of Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) degree in Sacred Theology is the highest degree awarded by the School of Divinity of the Collegium Augustinianum. In order to pursue this degree, the student must first hold the Licentiate degree in Sacred Theology. This degree may be pursued by clergy or lay people. This degree is focused on advanced research in theology toward the writing of a doctoral dissertation that must be an original contribution to the study of theology. The doctoral dissertation may be on any topic in theology. The dissertation may be written and submitted in English, Spanish, Italian, French, German or Dutch, depending upon the competency and permission of the supervising professor. The doctoral program usually takes between two to four years to complete depending upon the student's progress.
The Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) degree in Sacred Theology is a graduate degree in theology, which may be pursued by clerics or postulants for Holy Orders. The Licentiate degree usually requires two years: The first years consists of supervised research, and the second year consists in supervised writing of the thesis. In addition to the thesis, students are also required to complete a comprehensive examination, consisting of oral and written parts. One of three specializations may be declared: 1) Historical Theology, 2) Patristic Theology and 3) Systematic Theology.
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES IN THEOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY
The Bachelor of Sacred Theology (S.T.B.) degree in Theology is an undergraduate degree in theology, which may be pursued by postulants for Holy Orders. In order to pursue this degree, one must already possess a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) , or possess the Bachelor of Philosophy (Ph.B.) degree. This degree provides foundation in theological sources and it requires a minimum of eight papers and a Baccalaureate thesis at the end of three years. Advanced standing can be awarded by the Dean for students with university background.
The Bachelor of Philosophy (Ph.B.) degree in Philosophy is an undergraduate degree in philosophy, which may be pursued by postulants for Holy Orders who do not hold a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, or who require philosophical preparation for the study of theology.
Archbishop Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo with Archbishop Dr. Daniel Y. Sarfo, Anglican Communion Primate of West Africa, and Anglican Bishop Lamido Buba, of Wusasa.
Archbishop de Paulo, Chancellor of the Collegium Augustinianum, confering an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree upon Archbishop Sarfo, Primate of West Africa.
HOUSE OF PRIESTLY FORMATION
Unmarried seminarians may reside at St. Willibrord Hall, which serves as the Archdiocesan House of Priestly Formation in Mohnton where they live a life of common prayer, meals and recreation. Minor (Philosophy students) and Major (Theology) seminarians reside together at St. Willibrord Hall. Residential seminarians are required to have pastoral assignments at parishes in the Diocese of Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the Archdiocese of the United States. Postulants and Seminarians receive their spiritual formation, pastoral field assignment and liturgical training under the mentorship of a priest. Partial tuition remission scholarships are available for students who can demonstrate financial need. Payment plans are available through the Office of the Chancery.
INSTITUTE FOR OLD CATHOLIC THEOLOGY
Established by Archbishop Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo in order to provide advance training in Old Catholic theology and related fields to the American hierarchy, clergy and laity, the Institute for Old Catholic Theology is authorized to grant a graduate Diploma in Old Catholic Theology by the authority of the Faculty of Theology of the Collegium Augustinianum Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology.
The Institute for Old Catholic Theology will offer an annual intensive summer course open to Old Catholic bishops, clergy and laypeople seeking advanced study of Old Catholic theology from June 7-11, 2016, hosted by the Collegium Augustinianum in Mohnton, Pennsylvania.
The Institute focuses on Old Catholic theological methodology, patristic theology and traditional Old Catholic approaches to dogmatic theology, historical theology, moral theology, sacramentalogy and ecclesiology. The esteemed Faculty and Fellows of the Collegium Augustinianum Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology serve as the Institute Faculty along with distinguished Guest Lecturers and Visiting Scholars from the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and Villanova University.
The total cost of the summer course is $1,100.00, which includes a Continental breakfast and lunch every day. Limited Housing is also available at $60.00 per day, for those registered by March 30, 2017. The 2017 Summer Registration is now open!
The week-long summer course will include lectures, workshops and symposia in addition to plenty of occasions for socializing and prayer. The cost of the course also includes a guided tour of historic Philadelphia. Participants who complete the course will receive a Graduate Diploma in Old Catholic Theology from the Collegium Augustinianum Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology.
For more information on the Institute Summer Course, or to register, please write us at [email protected].
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