Antiochian House of Studies receives full accreditation for Masters and Doctoral programs

La Verne, California, June 15, 2022

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The Antiochian House of Studies, a theological educational institution of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, is now a fully accredited school.

As of June 7, the House of Studies is fully accredited through the Association of Theological Schools to offer Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Theology in Pastoral Care and Counseling, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees, reports the school’s website.

The Antiochian House of Studies was established in 1980, “with the express purpose of offering a theological education to as broad a public as possible.”

The House of Studies began as a three-year directed-reading program. A fourth year was added in 1988 for those wishing to pursue a Master of Theology in Applied Orthodox Theology. In 2016, the House of Studies introduced its Ph.D. in Orthodox Studies, which is the first program of its kind in an English-speaking format in North America.

The House of Studies’ mission statement reads:

The Antiochian House of Studies (AHOS) brings the Ethos of the historical “School of Antioch,” of the Roum Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East to North America. Antioch has a missionary heritage with rich ethnic and linguistic diversity to all. AHOS provides a distinctly Antiochian Orthodox Christian education for clergy, laity, and others by establishing an opportunity to experience the Orthodox way of life. The House of Studies creates curriculum that provides for the teaching of Orthodox worship, doctrine, action, and relationship for its participants through rigorous academic studies and spiritual direction. This is accomplished through a curriculum that can be lived through residential and hybrid learning opportunities in an atmosphere of intimate home environment from which our name “House” comes. We are committed to being faithful to our Apostolic Tradition, preserved and expressed in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.

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