The Antiochian House of Studies (AHOS) offers distance-learning and hybrid theological programs, a unique feature of which is its Residency, during which students and faculty gather for intensive courses of study at the Antiochian Village Conference & Retreat Center in western Pennsylvania. This beautiful campus site includes comfortable accommodations, a theological library, chapel, museum, and bookstore.
Students of the MTh in Applied Orthodox Theology and the St. Stephen's Certificate program are required to attend two Residencies during the course of their studies, at the end of August/early September. New in 2020: Students accepted in spring of 2020 will attend their first Residency before they begin coursework in the fall. Most students attend one week each year for two years; but, given special circumstances (economic or otherwise), students are allowed to arrange to attend two consecutive weeks of Residency in a single year.
For the MTh in Pastoral Care and Counseling, two weeks are required, with the option of a third week.
Students of the PhD in Orthodox Studies are required to attend two Residencies per year for the first two years of the program, each one consisting of a two-week period of intensive courses. The first Residency of the academic year takes place at the end of August/beginning of September, and the second during the second half of May.
Dates of Residencies
Aug/Sept Residency (All Programs)
Week 1: August 28 - September 1
Week 2: September 4 - September 8
Week 1: August 27 - August 31
Week 2: September 3 - September 7
Week 1: August 26 - August 30
Week 2: September 2 - September 6
Week 1: August 31 - September 4
Week 2: September 7 - September 11
Week 1: August 30 - September 3
Week 2: September 6 - September 10
May Residency (PhD Program)
Week 1: May 14 - May 18
Week 2: May 21 - May 25
Week 1: *May 20 - May 24
Week 2: *May 27 - May 31
Week 1: *May 18 - May 22
Week 2: *May 25 - May 29
Week 1: *May 17 - May 21
Week 2: *May 24 - May 28
* These dates are subject to confirmation.