"Holy Cross College Offers First Online Master's Degree Program"
The Hellenic College of Holy Cross offers a Master's degree designed to be completed in one year by full-time participants, but will also accommodate part-time students.
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has received approval by the New England Commission of Higher Education to offer a fully online Master of Theology (ThM) degree program.
In a letter to HCHC President George M. Cantonis dated March 21, 2022, the Commission noted that the online version of the program, which has been offered in person on HCHC’s campus for almost forty years, will allow prospective students to pursue the ThM from anywhere in the world.
The online Master of Theology program consists of 24 units of advanced theological studies (including a thesis) designed primarily for men and women who already hold Master of Divinity or similar degrees.
It is particularly intended for those who desire to enhance a scholarly dimension in their priestly or ministerial vocations and is also appropriate for those preparing to teach at the parish level (e.g., as pastoral assistants or youth directors), as well as those interested in furthering their theological knowledge and spiritual life, and those planning to pursue doctoral work.
The program is designed to be completed in one year by full-time participants, but will also accommodate part-time students. The majority of those who enroll will undoubtedly be Orthodox Christians who have received their first graduate theological degrees from Orthodox schools in the United States or abroad; however, the program welcomes all qualified applicants.