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Graduate Diploma in Catholic Studies (2024-Present)

Graduate Diploma in Catholic Studies (2024-Present)

The Graduate Diploma in Catholic Studies (GDip.) program was established in 2022 after receiving approval from Assumption University’s Senate. Since then, the program has welcomed students from across the province and into the United States. The program admits students for the fall, winter, and spring terms. Students may take courses in Catholic thought, social justice, and ecumenical and interfaith dialogue. Students also have the opportunity to undertake a directed reading and major research paper under the supervision of a faculty member. This graduate program has been designed with the working professional in mind. Classes are offered after traditional working hours and typically in an online and synchronous learning environment. One of the signature features of this program is that it is considered a hiring asset by eight Catholic school boards in Ontario. The program also has pathways to additional graduate credentials from partnering institutions by providing students with advanced standing toward an M.Ed. at the University of Windsor, an M.Div. and M.T.S. at St. Peter’s Seminary, and an M.A. at the University of Detroit Mercy. Since this program has been established, there are 12 scholarships that are given annually to support students enrolled in the program. On June 29, 2024, Assumption University conferred graduate diplomas on the first class at a convocation presided over by our chancellor, Bishop Ronald Fabbro, CSB.

56th Convocation – June 29, 2024

Dr. Maha Al-Rayes

Kate Dobson

Laura Mei Jessica Morrison

Joshua Daniel Myers

Marisa Nabbout

Taunia Piknjac Phillips

Gary Wayne Slaght

Jennifer Verdone