Q: How do I apply for a ‘Theology after Hours’ course?
A: There are basically two ways to do this, as a Special Student or a student seeking a JST degree. Special Students attend JST on a course-by-course basis, whereas degree students (and for ‘Theology after Hours,’ these will be mainly students seeking the MTS degree—Master of Theological Studies) apply as regular students. In both cases, the best place to start is at JSTB.edu/Admissions/
Q: What kind of students attend ‘Theology after Hours’ courses?
A: Students come to ‘Theology after Hours’ from many walks of life and at different places in their graduate student careers. We have teachers, parish catechists, working professionals, retirees, parishioners, career-changers and regular JST and GTU students interested in a particular ‘Theology after Hours’ course.
Q: Where is JST located?
A: JST is located at 1735 LeRoy Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709, just two blocks north of the UC Berkeley campus.
Q: Are all ‘Theology after Hours’ courses held at JST?
A: Many are, but some are held at other GTU (Graduate Theological Union) locations. It depends on the course. Beginning in Spring, 2011, we'll also have course offerings in San Francisco at St. Agnes Church (1025 Masonic between Oak and Page where there's easy parking after hours). To see where your course is, visit the 'Theology after Hours' website.
Q: Is parking available for ‘Theology after Hours’ students?
A: Yes. ‘Theology after Hours’ courses are held in classroom buildings (at the GTU as well as in San Francisco) that have parking. Please check to see where your course will be taught in order to find the closest parking.
Q: How much does a ‘Theology after Hours’ course cost and can I get scholarship funding?
A: Each course costs $1920.00, but there are scholarship possibilities for the current academic year. Please contact our admissions office for further details.
Q: Is a ‘Theology after Hours’ course like any other course offered at JST?
A: Yes. The standards of teaching excellence and student performance are consistent throughout; the only difference is in the scheduling.
Q: Can I audit a ‘Theology after Hours’ course?
A: Absolutely. Auditing does mean completing all reading assignments and participating in the course as required by the professor, though Auditors needn’t write papers or take exams. Cost for auditing a course is the same as taking the course for credit.
Q: Can I take a ‘Theology after Hours’ course Pass/Fail?
A: Yes, you can choose a Pass/Fail status for your course when you register.
Q: Can I take public transportation to JST?
A: There are links to JST via BART and Berkeley municipal transportation. If you take BART, you can catch a UCB perimeter bus at the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. The P-Line and R-Line busses will bring you within a block of JST and cost only $1.00. Those busses stop mid-evening, but you could return to BART by way of a Berkeley city bus.
Q: What are the possibilities for JST community-building?
A: Belonging to the JST community is a vital aspect of academic life here. JST students are welcome to attend weekly suppers (Tuesday, 6 pm) or daily Eucharist (Tuesday thru Friday at 5:15 pm) in the JST chapel.
Q: Can I get a meal to eat anywhere near campus before my class begins?
A: There are a numerous Berkeley eateries, inexpensive and varied, just two blocks from JST. For courses held in San Francisco, there are also plenty of places to grab a bite on Haight St., just a block south of St. Agnes’ Parish.