St. Mary's Seminary & University

Summer 2023

Master’s Courses

Registration for summer classes at St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute has been extended through Friday, May 5th, 2023, after which a $90 late fee applies. (The late fee does not apply to new students). 

Summer Master’s courses run from 5/20/23 through 6/29/23. 

*All summer classes will be available as dual synchronous access courses. Students can opt to attend either in person or online (via Zoom), and will choose their primary mode of attendance at registration.

Registration Form – SU23

Alum Audit Registration Form – SU23

Miracles MiniQuest Registration

DMin Registration Form – SU23


SP609 Spirituality and Praxis of Resistance and Hope

Saturdays, 9 – 2:30  May 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24, and July 22 (virtual only for the last session).
C. Anthony Hunt, DMin, PhD
PR = none.
An analysis of Christian spirituality from various perspectives through the lenses of resistance and hope for the church and world today. The course will explore historical developments, theological literature, and recent trends in the practice of spirituality, and how resistance and hope are informed through the study and practice of spirituality, and how such spirituality can lead to human liberation and the actualization of hope in the churches and world today. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

BS/ST770 The Triune God of Scripture

M / Th 6-9 pm May 22, June 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 20 (b/c of Juneteenth), 22, 26, 29
Mike Gorman, PhD and Brent Laytham, PhD
PR = none
By engaging recent developments in both biblical studies and theology, this course will explore the scriptural revelation of the one Triune GodFull Course Description (“Green Book” page)

TH603 Philosophy for Understanding Theology

6 – 9 pm May 22, 25, June 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 22, 26, 29John M. Macias, PhD
PR = none.
A foundational claim in the Christian intellectual tradition is that the truths we discover through natural reason will never contradict what God has revealed. This confidence has allowed Christians to borrow the concepts and terminology of philosophy in order to express theological beliefs. In this course, we will discuss the many philosophical questions and topics that are presupposed by theology, in order to deepen our capacity for doing theology well. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

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Doctor of Ministry Course

DM815 Enculturating Ministry

July 17 – 20
Emily Ralph Servant, PhD
Effective ministry incarnates the mission of God in the specific context and culture(s) in which the minister serves. This course will explore the influence of culture on religious experience and expression, provide opportunities for research and reflection on the intersections among cultures in the student’s ministry context, and equip the student with skills for intercultural listening, leading, and relationship-building in an environment of mutual respect and transformation. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

DMin Registration Form – SU23

DMin Registration Form


If you want the satisfaction of fides quaerens intellectum (faith seeking understanding) without exams, papers, or grades, consider our first MiniQuest:


Th 6-9 pm June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Pat Fosarelli, MD, DMin
A non-credit investigation with an affordable pricepoint ($300) and manageable schedule (5 sessions)

This be a 15 hour survey of miracles – across the ages, across world religions, in dialogue with science – so that students can have a better understanding of a phenomenon that often stands as the basis of religious faith but yet is misunderstood, even – and especially – in our own time. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

Register for the MiniQuest Here