Admission Criteria

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New Students Undergraduate and Graduate Theology Programs:

Applications to NTC are accepted at any time during the academic year for all undergraduate and graduate programs.  Applications are reviewed by the Admissions and Evaluations Committee approximately every six weeks.

New Students Religious Education: GCCSA, MRE

Advanced Credit

Students must request assessment of courses for advanced credit into any program at the time of application by contacting the Registrar in writing. Courses for advanced credit will be assessed by the Admissions and Evaluations Committee once all official and complete transcripts are received.

Note that the committee will not assess courses in advance or via email.

Students may be asked to provide detailed course outlines before an evaluation can be made. Course outlines are reviewed by the Admissions and Evaluations Committee for advanced credit and then considered with respect to the program being applied for.

Admission Requirements

Program

Prerequisite

Total Credits

Maximum
Transfer
Credits

Time Limit for
Completion

Undergraduate

Certificate of
Theology (C.Th.)
(all routes)

Alberta High School Diploma
(with English 30) or its equivalent.

30

6

N/A

Diploma of
Theology (Dip.Th.)

 Alberta High School Diploma
(with English 30) or its equivalent.

60

15

5

Bachelor of
Theology (B.Th.)

 Alberta High School Diploma
(with English 30) or its equivalent.

90

21

6

Bachelor of Arts
in Catholic Studies (B.A. CATH)

Alberta High School Diploma
(with English 30) or its equivalent.

93

9

6

Graduate

Master of Theological
Studies (M.T.S.)

Bachelor’s degree plus
4 philosophy courses.  

48

24

5

Master of
Divinity (M.Div.)

Bachelor’s degree plus 4 philosophy courses.

90* 45 6

Master of Theology
(M.Th.)

M.Div. (ATS) OR
M.T.S. (ATS) plus 30 credits for
qualifying year.
One modern language AND one
classical language are required.
These can be taken before or during
the program.

30

6

5

Religious Education

 

Graduate Certificate
in Catholic School
Administration
(G.C.C.S.A.)

B.Ed. or Bachelor’s degree plus
teaching certificate, OR
Bachelor’s degree plus work
experience in an educational
setting may be considered.

12

0

N/A

Master of Religious
Education (M.R.E.)

B.Ed. or Bachelor’s degree plus
teaching certificate.

42

15

10


English Language Proficiency

English Language Proficiency

English is the official language of instruction at NTC. Consequently, any student who lacks proficiency in the English language will have difficulty studying at NTC. In the interest of ensuring that all students of NTC have sufficient English language skills to cope with the rigors of the academic curriculum, NTC has adopted the following English Language Proficiency policy:

1.  All applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in both spoken and written English before their acceptance to NTC.

Written proficiency may be shown by completing one of the following:

  • Alberta English 30 or equivalent (minimum grade: 60%)
  • A paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam (min. score: 560)
  • A paper-based TOEFL exam (min. score: 550) plus the Test of Written English (TWE) exam (min. score: 50)
  • A computer-based TOEFL exam (minimum score: 220)
  • Internet based TOEFL iBT testing: overall score of 86 points, with a minimum score of 21 points in each of the four testing areas—reading, listening, speaking, and writing.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System); a score of at least 6.5 with no band less than 5.0.
  • ESL 140/145: Successful completion of the University of Alberta’s ESL 140/145.
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment); with scores of no band less than 60.
  • Additional ways to meet the requirement.

2.  All students are expected to maintain an acceptable standard of English language proficiency in all their coursework at Newman Theological College. A student who consistently demonstrates deficient skills in English may be advised to discontinue their studies until they receive remedial help in the language. Such a student may resume studies at NTC upon receipt of official documentation attesting to improvement (i.e. official transcripts, acceptable TOEFL scores etc.)

Please note that NTC reserves the right to use discretion in determining English language proficiency.

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