Centers at a Glance

Centers

Center for the Renewal of Catholic Theology

Integral to the mission of the University, and most important for the long-term renewal of Catholic intellectual, moral and pastoral life today, the Center for the Renewal of Catholic Theology is dedicated to providing funding for theology doctoral student stipends. The future of any science or scholarly discipline is determined by the quality of their graduate programs, and most especially their doctoral programs. One hundred percent of all the donations will go directly to support the education of the students enrolled in the graduate doctoral program at Ave Maria University.


Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal

The Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal is a new academic institute created to foster the renewal of Catholic theology. The Aquinas Center is invested in a wide variety of projects both within and outside of Ave Maria University.

Grounded by its founders’ interest in the theology of Aquinas and with projects that involve scholars from colleges and universities around the world, the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal hopes to contribute to the development of a vibrant theological renaissance.


The Institute For Business

To complement students' liberal education and their formation in moral virtue, Ave Maria University offers a Certificate in Business (CiB) throught the Institute for Business. The CiB requires intensive coursework (in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, Business Ethics, and Economics) and offers students opportunities to gain practical experience, career guidance, and mentoring. http://www.avemaria.edu//MajorsPrograms/AcademicPrograms/Business.aspx

Through the CiB, inside and outside the classroom, students learn principles and skills valuable in business and entrepreneurship. These activities are infused with Catholic teaching in order to inspire the students of the Institute to become Christian business leaders who will help to transform the countries in which they live.


Stein Center for Social Research

Stein Center for Social Research is a non-partisan, interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to understanding the most pressing social dilemmas of the 21st century.   Of particular concern to the Stein Center are questions of gender, personality development, marriage and family formation, fertility and demographic change, religious practice, and the formation and education of children.

Integral to the mission of the University, and most important for the long-term renewal of Catholic intellectual, moral and pastoral life today, the Center for the Renewal of Catholic Theology has two main goals: (1) to assist in funding theology doctoral student stipends since the future of any science or scholarly discipline is determined by the quality of their doctoral programs; (2) to fund lectures and conferences that bring to the university major scholars dedicated to genuine intellectual and faith life in the Church and culture.  Their presentations are often published.  One hundred percent of all the donations to the Center go directly to support these goals.