Transfer programs:

Undergraduate transfer credits

Newman Theological College grants undergraduate transfer credits for the successful completion of one of the following programs:

  • Certificate in Pastoral Biblical Theology, NTC/Oblates of Mary Immaculate (12 Elective credits)
  • Certificate in Formation for Pastoral Service Program, Edmonton (12 Elective credits)
  • Certificate in Liturgical Studies, NTC/Archdiocese of Edmonton (12 Elective credits)
  • Regina Archdiocesan Lay Ministries Formation Program (12 Elective credits)
  • Saskatoon Diocese Lay Ministries Program (12 Elective credits)
  • St. Francis Xavier University Diploma in Ministry Program (MPS 240 + 9 Elective credits)
  • St. Paul Diocese Lay Formation program (12 Elective credits)
  • St. Paul Diocese Permanent Diaconate Formation Program (12 Elective credits)
  • TEAM, Calgary-based Lay Ministries Formation Program (12 Elective credits)
  • Grouard-McLellan Archdiocesan Lay Formation Program (12 Elective credits)
  • Canadian Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies (9 Elective credits)
  • Certificate in Theological Studies, NTC, Edmonton (9 Elective credits)
  • Providence Renewal Centre, Presence: Formation for the Ministry of Spiritual Direction (MPS 239 + 3 Elective credits)
  • John Paul II Bible School, Radway, AB (6 Elective credits)
  • Prince Albert Diocese Vita Nova Lay Formation Program, 1997-2003 (12 Elective credits)
  • Certificate in Catholic Studies: Students who enter undergraduate programs at NTC having completed courses from the Certificate in Catholic Studies (C.C.S.) program at Newman Theological College will be granted advanced standing of 3 credits for each 6 unique C.C.S. courses towards their undergraduate studies at Newman Theological College to a maximum of 6 credits towards the C.Th. program. Students may transfer in a maximum of 6 credits towards the C.Th. program from other recognized colleges and universities.

Graduate transfer credits

Newman Theological College grants graduate transfer credits for the successful completion of one of the following programs:

  • Canadian Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies (6 Elective credits)
  • Certificate of Religious Education (6 Elective credits toward the M.R.E. only)

Advanced/Transfer Credit Awards

The advance or transfer of credit is subject to the approval of the NTC Admissions and Evaluations Committee.

 

Program

Prerequisite


Total Credits

Maximum
Transfer
Credits

Time Limit for
Completion

Undergraduate

Certificate of
Theology (C.Th.)

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

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.
*Note: New program structure as of 2015-16.
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


Transfer Credit Policy

  1. The maximum number of credits NTC will transfer in for any of its degree programs is one-half of the total course credits required for the program.
  2. NTC sets no arbitrary time limit on courses considered for credit transfer.  Each course proposed for transfer of credit is considered on its own merit. A course credit may not be transferred if the course content is deemed out of date, or if it was taken too long ago to be of current value.
  3. The authority for evaluating and approving transfer of credit lies with the Admissions and Evaluations Committee. Members of the faculty may be called upon to assess course content or competency of applicant in particular areas.
  4. The main criteria for transfer of credit are:

a)  The credit must have been earned at an institution accredited by the Association of Theological Schools or at a recognized university or college; credits from a foreign seminary, college or university will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis occasionally requiring evaluation by IQAS (International Qualifications Assessment Services);

b)  The credit must have been earned at the Bachelors or Masters level, an equivalent level (or higher level) of study;

c)  The content of the course proposed for credit transfer must make sense in the NTC program to which credit transfer is proposed;

d)  The credit has not been used or is not being used for credit in another degree program.

e)  A course taken by a student at another institution while the student is enrolled at NTC will be accepted in transfer toward a degree or certificate only if prior permission for taking the course for transfer has been obtained from the Admissions and Evaluations Committee.

5. Credits, but not marks, are transferred. Transferred credits, course codes will appear on the student’s NTC transcript. However, transferred credits and grades are not included in the student’s GPA. Only courses taken at NTC are reflected in the student’s semester and cumulative credits and GPA.

6. Transfer Programs and Advanced/Transfer Credit:
Newman Theological College grants undergraduate and graduate transfer credits for the successful completion of several approved programs. All current and approved programs are published in the Academic Calendar. The credits NTC will transfer into its academic programs will be specified in the report of the Admissions and Evaluations Committee and in the letter of admission.