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.

Core Courses


*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:

Foundational Theology  

9 Credits

Three of:

FTH 400 Early Church History
FTH 402  Christianity and World Religions
FTH 410  Medieval Church History
FTH 411  Modern Church History

Sacred Scriptures

9 Credits

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

Systematic Theology

9 Credits

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

9 Credits

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

12 Credits

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.