Non-Diploma Program of Study

Non-Diploma Program of Study

This is offers the same courses as the Diploma in Orthodox Theological Studies, the core course of study for the Academy, but at a slower or more individual pace. Students in this program may enroll for any class that is offered that semester, even two! And all courses taken as a part of the Non-Diploma Program of study are transferable to the Diploma program.  This is excellent for newly converted clergy, who need an Orthodox refresher course in any of our subjects or classes offered.

A Certificate is offered for each class completed in this program.

The program consists of the following courses are available according to this schedule (subject to change!)


Fall – 1st Semester: Scripture 

Old Testament I – Introduction to the Old Testament
New Testament I – Gospels, Acts, Revelation
New Testament II – The Apostles and their Epistles

Spring – 2nd Semester: History 

Patristics I – Introductory Patristics
Church History I – Orthodox Church History
Canon Law I – Ecclesiastical History of Canon Law



Fall – 3rd Semester: Theology 

Dogmatic Theology I  – Orthodox Dogmatic Theology
Comparative Theology – Orthodoxy & Everything Else
Moral Theology – Bioethics and Moral Theology

Spring – 4th Semester: Praxis

Orthodox Spirituality I – The Interior Life and Monasticism
Pastoral Theology I  – Good Pastoral Praxis
Liturgics I – Liturgical History, Theology & Praxis