The mission of Holy Apostles College & Seminary is to cultivate lay, consecrated and ordained Catholic leaders for the purpose of evangelization. The school is committed to provide a faithful and affordable education to young men and women while forming spirit-filled and moral leaders who know and love God.
Holy Apostles College & Seminary believes that all around development is a vital aspect for overcoming future challenges. Each of its courses, therefore, is crafted to foster the spiritual, emotional and psychological development of the student and provide intellectual formation to the Catholic faith. The school’s goals are simple and few:
- To deliver top-notch teaching, research and service through Liberal Arts, Philosophy and Theology courses.
- To mentor students to integrate their search for truth with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the Fountain of Truth.
- To assist students in articulating a Catholic worldview based on faith and reason.
A Celebrated Institute for the Liberal Arts
Holy Apostles College & Seminary is a vibrant Catholic liberal arts school established in the mid-1950s with the sole aim of nurturing future priests and lay leaders for the Catholic community. It has earned a prominent status in online education with online discussion forums, video chats, audio lectures, written lectures, etc. The programs allow students to participate in a vibrant learning community while studying at their own pace, anywhere and at any time.
Accreditation Status of Holy Apostles
Holy Apostles College and Seminary is accredited by both The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools.
Academic Programs Offered by Holy Apostles
A robust curriculum with a pedagogically sound teaching methodology is the foundation on which rests the excellence of Holy Apostles’ degree programs. Holy Apostles currently offers diverse degree programs to about 200 undergraduate students and 350 graduate students. The institute places significant weight on the academic disciplines of Philosophy and Theology within the context of the Catholic honors liberal arts curriculum, offering courses in fields of theology, philosophy, English in the Humanities, History in the Social Sciences and Sacred Art.
Degrees and Certificate Courses
The undergraduate degree programs offered by Holy Apostles include Associate of Arts degrees in the Liberal Arts, Theology, and Religious Studies, and Bachelor of Arts Degrees in English in the Humanities, History in the Social Studies, Philosophy, Theology, and Sacred Art. The Graduate Degrees offered are the Master of Divinity (for priestly formation candidates only), Master of Arts (Theology), Master of Arts (Philosophy) and Master of Arts (Pastoral Studies).
Apart from these degrees, Holy Apostles also provides graduate certificate courses in many subjects. A leading one is the Graduate Professional Certificate in Catholic Pastoral Counseling for Mental Health Professionals.
The robust curriculum and advanced teaching and learning methodology of Holy Apostles prepare students for any respectable job opportunity and challenge in the real world. Pastoral Counselors, Professors, Authors, Youth Ministers, Directors of Religious Education and Life Coaches are some of the celebrated professions in which Holy Apostles graduates find their careers.
Holy Apostles has a distinguished faculty with a history of making an impact on the Catholic world and a great zeal for expressing the Catholic faith to its students. The college does this by integrating the human, spiritual, and intellectual dimensions of Catholic education to holistically form its students.
A few of the prominent faculty members of Holy Apostles are:
- Dawn Eden Goldstein, Best Selling author under the name Dawn Eden, lecturer, and blogger. She most recently edited a collection of essays entitled Fun is Not Enough written by Fr. Francis Canavan, SJ.
- Patrick Madrid, Notable Catholic Apologist and Radio host.
- Stacy Trasancos, a prolific writer, scientist & teacher. She has written several notable books and also co-founded Ignitum.
Driving Forces behind the School’s Success
Fr. Brian Mullady, OP, &, Rev. Douglas Mosey, CSB are two of the most eminent persons at Holy Apostles College and Seminary.
Fr. Brian Mullady, whose dedication to advancing the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas has no equal, was the co-founder with Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson, academic dean of online learning, of the online programs in 1998, and Fr. Mosey, whose passion lies in offering an affordable & faithful Catholic education, is the Rector-President.
Today, Holy Apostles has spread its wings in 30+ countries. In the United States itself, Holy Apostles has spread its educational programs among all 50 states and American territories.
A Premier Online Institute, Acknowledged by Many Notable Societies
The renowned Cardinal Newman Society has recognized Holy Apostles’ commitment of fostering a strong sense of Catholic identity among its students and has recommended it as one of the best Catholic colleges to consider for higher education. Holy Apostles was also named in the 2010-2011 edition of the National Catholic Register’s Guide as a preferred Catholic College. In the same year, the college was mentioned in First Things magazine as one of the new, up-coming colleges to consider. The college was named in 2014 among the top third of the online undergraduate programs in the country by the U.S News and World Report. The Accredited Schools Online.org (ASO), a leading resource for online learning and college accreditation information, recognized Holy Apostles as a premier institute in Connecticut in their 2015-2016 annual rankings.