University Of Holy Cross Launches New Master's Degree Program In Catholic Theology

NEW ORLEANS – Beginning in the Summer of 2016, the Theology Program of the University of Holy Cross (formerly Our Lady of Holy Cross College) will begin to offer a new Master’s of Arts in Catholic Theology (MACT). 

         “This new degree program is designed to be a flexible, comprehensive and unique way to learn and integrate Theology into one’s personal life, family and profession,” said David P. Delio, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Theology at the University of Holy Cross. “Our new MCAT program will follow the traditions of the Marianites of Holy Cross in seeking to educate the mind but not at the expense of the heart.”

         The MACT Program is designed for those who seek to understand their faith and to communicate what they believe with others. The Program is intended for all Catholic Christians, however Christians from other denominations or persons from other religious traditions who want to understand the theology of the Catholic Church are welcome. The MACT is offered for all including working Christians who desire to grow their faith commensurate with past education and experience in business, law, medicine and the arts. In addition, the program serves those who want to pursue doctoral work in Theology, teach Theology or participate in the many ministries offered by the Church.

         The program will be presented in a hybrid format: in-class and online. The in-class feature provides students a one week intellectual and spiritual summer retreat, including seminar style interactions with students and professors, opportunities for prayer, mass and contemplation. The online feature allows maximum flexibility for students to learn, in synchronous online seminars during the semester or independent study, while raising their family, working or enjoying retirement.

         A fully accredited Catholic college on the West Bank of New Orleans, the University of Holy Cross offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs to some 1,200 students. With 154 faculty members and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, students enjoy a personalized academic experience on an active campus where they are encouraged to explore spiritual values and pursue service opportunities. Some of the college's most distinctive programs are in Nursing, Biology, Counseling, Education and Theology.

         The college was founded in 1916 as a mission of the Marianites of Holy Cross, whose distinguished history of educating minds and hearts dates to 1848.

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