The Sophia Community Program
OST is seeking applications from women currently engaged in ministry who desire further theological study.
Other qualifications include:
Women from areas underserved by Catholic higher education and in need of lay leadership
Must meet OST admission requirements for the MAPM degree
Must be computer literate and familiar with use of the Internet
Be available to attend on campus sessions for three summers beginning summer of 2009
Priority will be given to the following:
Roman Catholics ministering in a Catholic setting
Those from areas that are underserved by traditional Catholic higher education, that serve the poor or the abandoned,or are in need of developing lay leadership
Those whose dioceses and parishes provide financial support and time for study
Those ministering in dioceses or parishes served by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in the U.S.
Significant financial support from foundations for
this program allows OST to pass reductions in program costs to participants.
The cost for tuition, housing, and meals is $4500 per academic year
per student; a total of $9000 for the entire program. This is a 60%
reduction in the usual cost. Books, travel, and other personal expenses
are additional costs to the participant.
OST is encouraging dioceses, parishes, or other sponsoring agencies to offer financial support to students they recommend in the amount of $1500 per academic year. With such support the student will only pay $1500 per academic year.
Applicants from ministries sponsored or served by the Missionary Oblates of Mary
Immaculate can receive additional support from the US Province of the Oblates.
Contact the province for additional information.