Master of Theological Studies
Application & Registration
January 15 – August 15
September 1 – December 15
January 15 – May 15
May 15 – August 25
Agora University offices are closed during the following holidays: Martin Luther, King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Eastern Orthodox Holy Week, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Week, and the final two weeks of December through January 7th of every year.
Any distance learning program is predicted on the principle of highly motivated, self-directed students making use of its structure to enhance their knowledge in a particular area or their more responsible performance of a particular function. Without motivation, a distance learning program is a joyless drudge.
However, it is the experience of the staff of Agora University that the greatest barrier to successful completion of the program is not a lack of motivation or a lack or skill, but in the simple task of organizing time and using it effectively to complete the requirements for the course. Unlike other similar Eastern Christian programs, Agora University offers a complete program, developmentally arranged, and assumes the desire and ability of the student to complete the courses on time and in sequence.
If a person has no time to do the required reading and write the required research papers, then he/she should not take the program. If, on the other hand, he/she has the time or has the ability to utilize that time which one does have, the program can give him/her a fairly complete view of Eastern Christian life and thought, i.e. relative to academic study.