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School of Ministry Rome Program

The only Catholic graduate program in ministry that has a Rome program fully integrated into its degree plan, this program offers students the opportunity to enhance their learning experience and deepen their faith.

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About the Program

Join the School of Ministry faculty and students for a ten day pilgrimage in the Eternal City. This program uniquely integrates guided tours of historic Roman sites with graduate theology courses, taken either for credit or personal enrichment. Students engage in stimulating and enlightening conversation, enhance their world view, create lasting friendships, and truly deepen their faith.

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The Courses

The 2016 School of Ministry Rome Program will offer three courses: From Tarsus to Rome: The Life & Message of St. Paul with Gene Giuliano,  M.A., Science & Faith: A Conversation with Jim McGill, M.A. and Saints: Their Lives and Iconography with John Norris, Ph.D.. Students may register for only one course either for graduate credit, for audit, or not-for-credit. In addition to the courses offered, guided tours of Rome will by given by School of Ministry Dean, Theodore Whapham, Ph.D. and John Norris, Ph.D. Site visits will include: St. Peter's Basilica, the site of St. Paul's martyrdom, St. Clement's, the Pantheon, the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums, Mass in St. Peter's and the Papal Angelus.

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Dates, Costs, and Application

The dates for the program are May 21-31, 2016. The base cost of the program is $2,750, and includes housing on campus in a double occupancy dorm room, meals, transportation, tours, museum fees and tips. Airfare is not included.  Applications received after March 1 will be evaluated on a first come first serve basis and will be charged a late fee. All program fees become non-refundable after March 1, 2016. 

May 21-31, 2015

$2,750 + airfare

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The Rome Campus

No noisy city setting here. The University's ten-acre Eugene Constantin Campus rests in the beautiful foothills just off the Via Appia southeast of Rome, where ancient Rome got its start and where Romans and popes take their summer rest. Take a walk in the kiwi grove, kick around a soccer ball, eat fresh Italian food in our mensa, take a dip in the pool, work out in the exercise room, or just sit in the pergola above the working vineyard. You'll find it come paradiso-like paradise-on the grounds of this beautiful former villa.

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