Which Program Do I Choose? 

Faith Formation

Certificate in Catholic Studies (C.C.S.)

·         5 Week Courses

·         Online Delivery

·         Take 1 course for interest or work toward 23 specialized Certificates.

C.C.S. offers a comprehensive selection of courses on various aspects of the Catholic faith. They are intended to give students a basic understanding of theology for personal interest, as a component in preparation for ministry, or in preparation for further study. All are delivered online, so you can study from the comfort of home and work around your personal schedule.

This program is open to adults and youth of all backgrounds and education levels in all countries. 

Undergraduate Programs

Certificate in Theology (C.Th.)

·         10 Courses (30 credits)

·         Complete part-time over 2 Years

·         Online or On-Campus

The Certificate of Theology (C.Th.) is a 30 credit undergraduate program in theology. It is intended to give students a basic understanding of theology for personal interest, as a component in preparation for ministry, or in preparation for further study.

There are four routes for this program, namely a General Lay Route, a Sacred Scripture Route, a Diaconate Route, and an Anglican Route. The requirements for candidates of the diaconate include additional formational and ordination requirements.

Diploma of Theology Program (Dip.Th.)

·         20 courses (60 credits)

·         Complete part-time over 4 years

·         Online or On-Campus

The Diploma of Theology (Dip.Th.) is a 60 credit undergraduate program in theology. It is intended to give students an understanding of the major areas in theology for personal interest, as a component in preparation for ministry, or in preparation for further study. The Dip.Th. program can be taken via a combination of on-campus and online courses. The program can be taken fully online on a part-time basis over 4 years.

Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.)

·         30 courses (90 credits)

The Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) is an undergraduate degree in theology. It is intended to give students a basic understanding of theology and religious sciences and provide a foundation for pastoral leadership. The program is ideal for students preparing to work in pastoral ministry, sacramental preparation, catechesis, social justice work, youth work and health care ministry, although some of these areas will need further formal training.

The Bachelor of Theology degree is not intended to be an undergraduate Arts degree with a major in theology. It is a specialized degree in theology and religious sciences.

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

·         31 courses (93 credits)

·         Full-Time, On-campus

The Bachelor of Arts in Catholic Studies, B.A.(CATH) is a fully accredited, 93 credit program. Newman Theological College’s distinctive Bachelor of Arts in Catholic Studies provides an integrated immersion in the Great Books of Western Civilization and of Catholic culture. The college’s motto, faith seeking understanding, expresses how the unity of faith and reason inspires confidence in the quest for wisdom. By engaging students in the fundamental works of Western theology, philosophy, literature, history, science, and the fine arts, this Bachelor of Arts in Catholic Studies seeks to inculcate what Cardinal Newman called an integrated habit of mind, a power of “viewing many things at once as a whole, of referring them severally to their true place”.

Graduate Programs

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

·         16 courses (48 credits)

·         Areas of Concentration

·         Bibliographical Study & Research Proposal

·         Research Paper

The Master of Theological Studies Program (M.T.S.) is a basic academic graduate program designed to assist students in developing an understanding of theology for advanced graduate studies and for their personal and professional lives. The program will introduce students to the main areas of theological study as well as provide the opportunity for some in depth study in one area. The program of itself is not intended for professional preparation for lay or ordained ministry.

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

·         30 courses (90 credits)

·         Pastoral Degree

·         Lay Formation

·         Supervised Field Education

The Master of Divinity Program (M.Div.) is a degree program designed for the theological and professional preparation of students for both ordained and non-ordained ministry. It aims at giving students a general introduction to the major areas of theological inquiry. There are two routes for this program namely a Seminary Route and a Lay Route.

 Master of Theology (M.Th.)

·         10 courses (30 credits)

·         Bibliographical Study & Research Proposal

·         Thesis & Thesis Defense

The Master of Theology program (M.Th.) is a research-oriented, advanced graduate degree in theology. It is intended to give students a specialized or professional competence in theology and the religious sciences. Such graduate study aims at preparing students for further study at the doctoral level, for the ministry of teaching theology, and other specialized ministries within the Christian community.

Religious Education Programs

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

·         4 courses (12 credits)

The Graduate Certificate in Catholic School Administration (G.C.C.S.A.) is a basic certificate offered for teachers who are preparing to assume leadership roles in Catholic schools.

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

·         42 credits

·         Supervised Field Education

The Master of Religious Education (M.R.E.) is a graduate level professional degree designed for the theological and spiritual development of Catholic educators.

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