Master of Theological Studies
Newman University

Program Details

Newman University's Master of Theological Studies (MTS) degree is intended to deepen student's understanding of religion and theological traditions of Catholicism.  The program is designed for individuals working in catechetical ministry in a Roman Catholic context and prepares them to teach in Catholic high schools, apply to hospital chaplaincy programs, or work in parishes or diocesan offices, or this can be used to prepare lay people to work within Catholic settings. 

The curriculum offers a solid foundation in Catholic theological tradition and includes such courses as:

  • The God Who Pursues
  • Controversies in Church History
  • Old Testament Theology
  • Current Issues in Moral Theology
  • Liturgy and the RCIA
  • Catechesis for the New Evangelization

There are two graduate programs available in theology: The MTS degree and the Master of Arts in Theology degree.  The MTS degree focuses on Catholic theological tradition and is designed for those working in parish ministry in Roman Catholic contexts.  The Master of Arts in Theology is more rigorous with a thesis, comprehensive examination, and foreign language requirements not required for the MTS; it is designed for those interested in teaching theology in classroom settings or in pursuing doctoral work in theology.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Newman University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent