MA Programs Ranked #1

Holy Apostles College and Seminary has been awarded top-ranking status for its affordable tuition for 2021.’s recently released listing of 2021 Most Affordable Online Masters Programs, ranked Holy Apostles #1 among Catholic institutions and #4 among others institutions. writes saying, “The Most Affordable Online Master’s Programs ranking allows students to compare accredited programs and find those that best fit their education interests and career goals,” said EDsmart’s spokesperson. “We recommend these programs highly to college applicants and parents seeking schools that are academically top-notch and committed to making their programs affordable. These colleges are also standouts at guiding their students to rewarding futures.”


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Holy Apostles awarded grant by AAAS and DoSER program

Holy Apostles College & Seminary located in Cromwell, CT, has a history of engaging science in light of our Catholic faith tradition. We are delighted to have recently received a grant, provided by the American Association for the Advancement of Science Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER), to host a Zoom-based community workshop entitled “Assessing Contemporary Science in the Light of Faith” presented by Dr. Stacy Trasancos, an adjunct faculty member at Holy Apostles and executive director of the St. Philip Institute for Catechesis and Evangelization.

This workshop teaches non-scientist members of our Holy Apostles community how to articulate developments in current research in biological or biochemical fields (with particular emphasis on evolutionary biology, genetics, or neuroscience) by reading scientific papers and reviewing how to classify the conclusions in scientific papers as neutral, contradictory, or consistent with the tenets of our Catholic faith. Workshop topics include Christianity and the Birth of Modern Science, How Scientific Research is Conducted, Methods for Reviewing a Scientific Field of Research, Analyzing Scientific Conclusions in the Light of Faith, Defending Doctrine When Scientific Conclusions Go Beyond Science, and Completing the Scientific Revolution by Reuniting Science with Philosophy and Theology.  

“The DoSER program will provide science resources to assist Holy Apostles as we educate seminarians on the relationship between faith and science.” – Very Rev. Peter S. Kucer, MSA, President-Rector


“Thanks to the DoSER program, Holy Apostles will be able to share with its community some concrete methods to strengthen our understanding of the relationship between science and our Catholic faith.” – Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, Vice-President of External Affairs, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, and Program Director


“Seeing science as the study of God’s handiwork changes the way you see the world. Thanks to the DoSER program, Holy Apostles can share this great synthesis of awe and wonder with seminarians.” Dr. Stacy Trasancos, Program Coordinator and Webinar Instructor

All members of the Holy Apostles community (faculty, staff, students, alumni, supporters) are encouraged to attend. There is no cost for attending. Those interested may register through

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes 261 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving millions of individuals. The nonprofit is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more. Building upon its mission, AAAS established the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program in 1995 to facilitate communication between scientific and religious communities. For the latest information and news about AAAS DoSER and the Science for Seminaries Seed Grant initiative, visit and

Opening of the Academic Year

On-Campus Faculty Take Profession of Faith & Oath of Fidelity

On-campus faculty gathered in Queen of the Apostles Chapel to make the annual Profession of Faith & to take the Oath of Fidelity on Aug. 31st as a start to the new academic year.

Thank. you to Jacqueline Reiss, our Director of Undergraduate Admissions for capturing these photos.

Take Credit! Program Featured!

CROMWELL, CT – With the return to school for the 2021-2022 Academic Year, high school students are once again planning toward their futures. College Prep Answers recently featured our Take Credit! Program in one of their recently published blog articles title Differentiating Yourself & Lower College Costs: Earn College Credits while in High School which is dedicated to finding the best available college credit-earning programs available to high school students.

Our program stands out!

College Prep Answers identified the following Pros in their article:

    • Students will be exposed to college lectures and academic expectations.
    • Students will develop college-level writing skills.
    • Students can earn up to 38 college credit hours while still in high school, solidly demonstrating their ability to do college-level work well.
    • Tuition is 1/3 of the college tuition. Not only can students earn a year’s worth of credits, but they also do so quite affordably.


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Virtual Commencement for Classes of 2020 & 2021

Virtual Commencement for Classes of 2020 & 2021 is


The virtual commencement for the Holy Apostles College & Seminary Classes of 2020 and 2021 is scheduled to go live on Saturday, July 31st beginning at 4:30 PM, EDT. Two separate commencement ceremonies will be held simultaneously, one for students graduating with Undergraduate degrees and certificates, and one for students graduating with Graduate degrees and certificates. The links for the two ceremonies will be listed here in advance, and will also be emailed to members of the Classes of 2020 and 2021.

There is still time for the 2020 and 2021 Graduates to submit a photograph of themselves that will be displayed on-screen during the ceremony while each graduating student’s name is being read off. Please submit your photo here as soon as possible, if you have not already done so.

The Fireside Fellowship

Holy Apostles College & Seminary is pleased to make the ministry called The Fireside Fellowship available to students. Created by actor, author and Catholic Robert Hanley, The Fireside Fellowship is a spiritual supplement to Hanley’s book Do You See What I See? Discovering the Obvious, which has been praised by His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, His Eminence, Wilton Cardinal Gregory and other bishops as well as major media outlets.

The mission of The Fireside Fellowship is to enable people to recognize Judeo-Christian principles in everyday experiences and apply them to their lives. The focus of both Hanley’s book and his ministry is on discovering useful, valuable insights in everyday life that seem to float past the observations of most people. By offering practical and spiritual perspectives, the Fellowship hopes to effect a positive change in the life and faith of each person. Now in its 11th consecutive year, these discussion meetings are reaching individuals across the country online.

Each of The Fireside Fellowship discussion meetings addresses a specific topic that is universally relatable, and that each of us deals with in our daily lives—for example, Providence, Goodness, Tolerance, Peace, Perseverance, Change, Trust, Humor, Patience, and Gratitude. By storytelling, whether he’s filling up his car at a gas station, having his teeth cleaned or auditioning for a film starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, the universal truths and values Robert uncovers in these anecdotes and short stories relay the everyday applicability of a simple perspective that can provide enormous benefits to each of us in our respective journeys through life and faith.

Pope Francis, in Message of His Holiness Pope Francis For The 54th World Communications Day, January 24, 2020, said, “I would like to devote this year’s message to the theme of storytelling, because I believe that, so as not to lose our bearings, we need to make our own the truth contained in good stories. Stories that build up, not tear down… They can help us understand and communicate who we are… By immersing ourselves in stories, we can find reasons to heroically face the challenges of life.” This is exactly what Robert does at each of The Fireside Fellowship discussion meetings. By incorporating references from the Bible, the lives of the saints and other religious sources, he demonstrates the relationship between Judeo-Christian principles and the universal topics of today’s everyday life.

Robert has been featured in numerous major media outlets across the country including NBC Nightly News, Washington (DC) Times, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, and Chicago Tribune. Both the city and county of Los Angeles have honored him with their respective Humanitarian of the Year awards.

Holy Apostles students are welcome to participate in these shows, which will be conducted via Zoom, either as a panelist or as an attendee. For further information and to sign up to participate or attend a show, visit