First year courses: BST 400, STD 400, STD 450, STP 400, STP 461 are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Note: Newman Theological College courses are offered on a four year rotation. This means that not all courses outlined below are offered in each semester of each year. For further details of the specific course offerings for the academic year 2012/13, please see our Course Offerings page. These Course Offerings sheets are also available for pick up in the foyer of Student Services on campus.
Online graduate courses are offered occasionally when the need presents. The M.Div., M.T.S. and M.Th. programs are not designed to be taken as Distance Education programs.
Please see the Course Offerings to view the courses being offered in the next term.
M.T.S. Admission Requirements
The M.T.S. is awarded upon the completion of the following requirements:
9 core course credits Foundational Theology;
9 core course credits Sacred Scripture, including BST 400*;
9 core course credits Systematic Theology, including STD 400* and STD 450*;
9 core course credits Moral/Spiritual Theology, including STP 400* and STP 461*;
9 elective course credits in the area of specialization;
3 general elective course credits
Bibliographical study and research proposal;
Research paper of 40-50 pages in the area of specialization, excluding bibliography.
*Must be taken in the first year of the M.T.S. program.
Three courses are to be selected from each of the following areas:
FTH 400 Early Church History
FTH 402 Christianity and World Religions
FTH 410 Medieval Church History
FTH 411 Modern Church History
BST 400* Introduction to Sacred Scripture and Their Interpretation
Plus 2 of:
BST 421 Matthew and Mark
BST 422 Luke-Acts
BST 423 Pauline Literature
BST 424 Johannine Literature
STD 400* Introduction to Theology
STD 450* Christology
Plus One of:
STD 401 The Theology of Revelation
STD 440 Liturgical Theology
STD 442 Introduction to the Sacraments and Christian Initiation
STD 451 Theology of God
STD 452 Theological Anthropology
STD 453 Ecclesiology
Moral and Spiritual Theology
STP 400* Introduction to Pastoral Theology
STP 461* Introduction to Moral Theology
Plus 1 of:
STP 462 Introduction to Spiritual Theology
STP 463 Theology of Ministry
STP 471 The Social Teaching of the Church
The following courses are suitable electives in the
MORAL & SPIRITUAL area of specialization:
STP 569 Classic Christian Spiritualities
STP 574 The Concept of Christian Faith
STP 575 Spiritual Direction
STP 576 Bioethics: Moral Issues from the Life Sciences
STP 578 Married Love and Sexuality in the Christian Tradition
STP 579 Contemporary Spiritualities
STP 663 Contemporary Christian Ethics
12 elective credits (excluding pastoral theology courses) of which 9 credits must be taken from the area of specialization.
M.T.S. 805 Bibliographical Study and Research Paper Outline
M.T.S. 900 Research Paper of 40-50 Pages, excluding Bibliography, in the area of specialization.
For details on M.T.S. research paper, refer to the Master of Theological Studies Program: A Guide for Students and Professors, available from the Registrar’s Office.