- Departmental Graduate Student Advisory Council
The GSAC is a committee of four graduate students in Historical Theology who meet periodically with the Director of Graduate Studies to plan and facilitate events for the graduate life of the department. They also provide continuing review of the program. The four students represent four different years of entry into the program and are elected to serve for one year by the students who began their full time study in that specific year. The departmental representative to the Graduate Student Advisory Council of Graduate Education is an "ex officio" member.
- Graduate Student Association
The GSA represents all full-time and part-time students enrolled in Graduate Education. It sponsors the annual Graduate Student Research Symposium to showcase graduate student research. The GSA also helps with funding for travel to academic conferences and for meeting publication expenses. The Department of Theological Studies has a representative to the university Graduate Student Association. This representative serves as a liaison between theology graduate students and the other graduate students throughout the university. It is important for students to be in communication with the departmental liaison. Link to GSA.
- Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning
The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning supports faculty and graduate students in the development of instructional skills and individual teaching pedagogy. For this purpose, two teaching certificate programs are available. Selected mentors guide participants through the program. During their course of study, all Ph.D. students in the Historical Theology program are strongly urged to acquire a teaching certificate. Visit the CTTL Website.
- Puleo Scholarship
The Mev Puleo Scholarship offers a unique opportunity for students in the department. It combines formal study and experiential learning to foster awareness and understanding of the people and culture of Latin American countries, Liberation Theology and the influence and role of the Catholic Church as an agent of change in Latin America.
Learn more about this program here.
- Language Reading Groups
Language Reading Groups meet informally upon availability of a professor throughout the semester to encourage development and retention of language skills. These groups are usually headed by a professor and tend to focus upon primary texts in differing languages.
- Graduate Student Research/Study Abroad Award
All graduate students in the College of Arts and Science are eligible to apply for $2000 awards for study or research abroad. Summer proposals are due Oct. 1 and proposals for the academic year are due March 1. See the attachment for details.