Potential NCBC Students,
If you’re receiving this email, you have shown interest in the collaborative program between Holy Apostles College & Seminary and the National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC). You may also be seeking a Master of Arts in Theology, concentrating in Bioethics, and unsure if you want to take the NCBC collaborative route. This collaborative program has been highly successful. Father Tad Pacholczyk is the professor and is well known in the Bioethics field. His classes are excellent and students always give me positive feedback. Please continue reading through this entire email since there are some decisions that you need to make right away.
If you are not currently a fully accepted student here at Holy Apostles, you must begin your admissions process right away. Please email or phone Dr. Elizabeth Rex, our Graduate Admissions Director. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
The spring 2018 Mid-Academic NCBC program begins on February 14, 2018. If you’re interested, registration and payment are due to both us and the NCBC by February 9, 2018. Tuition to us for the three NCBC graduate courses is $2905. NCBC is due $945 directly. You must complete our application, which is attached, and the NCBC’s application which can be found on their website, listed below.
There are two different mandatory seminars that are required for this program. Please check your calendars and select one. The first seminar has four options for you — one takes place on January 26 & 27, 2018 in Austin, TX (prior to the course registration deadline). If you cannot make this one, there is another in Phoenix, AZ on April 28&29 The third one is on August 10 & 11, 2018 in Bismarck, ND. Finally, the fourth one is on September 14 & 15 in Philadelphia, PA I need to know which seminar you will be taking ASAP – especially the Austin, TX one. Please note that you need to book your travel and hotel accommodations. Remember that all transportation and accommodations to/from these seminars are your responsibility. There will be a later Case Studies Seminar that is also required in Philadelphia on November 3, 2018. Please begin thinking about accommodations for this one as well. Both seminars are necessary in order to receive credit from us and certification from the NCBC.
If you will be seeking Financial Aid, you must contact our Financial Aid Officer, Debra Johnston, to begin pursuing this prior to August. She can be reached at 860-632-3020 or djohnston@ho
Please look at the website of NCBC to learn more about their program and the certification if you haven’t been in touch with me as of yet. You may also email me with specific questions. I have spoken personally with most of you but in case you are still confused with what this program is about, please don’t hesitate to email me.
Below are two forms: