Skip to Navigation


Q: How long does the St. Stephen’s Program take?
A: Three years of part-time study for the certificate, and a fourth year if enrolling in the Master of Arts in Applied Theology degree.

Q: How many hours per week does it take?
A: The successful student devotes regular time each week to reading, taking notes, and writing papers. This typically amounts to 5-10 hours per week.

Q: Are Antiochian House of Studies degrees accredited? 
A: The Master of Arts in Applied Theology, the Doctor of Ministry, and the Master of Theology in Pastoral Counseling degrees are accredited. 

Q: Do I have to come to Pennsylvania? 
A: Yes, once a year. The coursework, tests, and directed projects are done through mail correspondence. The residency program in Pennsylvania, for one week each year, must be attended in person.