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Master of Divinity and Bachelor of Theology Programs

The following course of studies is designed to prepare students academically for ministry in the Traditional Anglican Church. Completing these programs of study does not, however, guarantee ordination, which includes a variety of non-academic qualifications, including moral rectitude, spiritual formation, and emotional and intellectual maturity. Ordination is at the discretion of each student’s diocesan bishop, and regulated by the distinct requirements of each jurisdiction’s canon law.

Track 1 – Master of Divinity

This is the track for traditional students, entering seminary studies with a B.A., B.S. or equivalent degree. B100 and B101 may be omitted for students who have already taken and passed these with a grade equivalent of C or better.

Courses Required for Preparation for Ordination to the Diaconate

  • T-100 Christian Philosophy
  • T-101 Introduction to Christian Theology
  • T-102 Christian Apologetics
  • T-120 Ascetical Theology
  • B-100 New Testament (Koine) Greek
  • B-101 Biblical Hebrew
  • B-102 Hermeneutics: Interpretation of Scriptures
  • B-104 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • B-105 Introduction to the New Testament
  • H-101 Church History: Early Church and the Medieval Church
  • H-102 Church History: The Reformation to the Present
  • H-105 Councils, Creeds, and Heresies
  • H-110 Historic Anglican Writings and Divines
  • H-120 Christian Liturgy
  • H-130 The Book of Common Prayer and the Missals
  • C-100 Canon Law and Polity
  • PR-100 Liturgical and Practical Ministry of a Deacon and Practical Training in Liturgy
  • PR-102 Christian Education and Missions

Courses Required for Preparation for Ordination to the Priesthood

  • B-200 The Pentateuch
  • B-205 The Prophets
  • B-207 Psalms and Wisdom Literature
  • B-210 The Synoptic Gospels
  • B-215 Johannine Literature: Gospel of John, Epistles and Revelation
  • B-220 The Pauline and Pastoral Epistles
  • H-200 Patristics
  • T-210 Moral Theology
  • T-230 Christology
  • T-240 Ecclesiology
  • T-260 Sacramental Theology
  • WR-201 Introduction to World Religions
  • PR-200 Liturgical and Practical ministry of a Priest and Practical Training in Liturgy
  • PR-201 Pastoral Theology
  • PR-203 Homiletics
  • PR-205 Parish Ministry and Administration

The course work in practical theology includes, as part of the PR100 and PR 200 courses, field work and a short term meeting at a satellite location for practical, hands on work under the supervision of a qualified priest.

Track 2 – Bachelor of Theology

This is the track for non-traditional students, who enter from a variety of other backgrounds.The specific course listings from Track 2 below will be determined by the student’s Diocesan Bishop, in consultation with the Dean of the College.

Courses Required for Preparation for Ordination to the Diaconate

This is the same as in Track 1 – Diaconate

Courses Required for Preparation for Ordination to the Priesthood

This is the same as in Track 1 – Priesthood

Track 3 – Post-Degree Theological Program Toward Ordination

The specific course listings for the track will be determined by the student’s Diocesan Bishop, in consultation with the Dean of the College.  It is designed for those who already have a higher degree in theology.

Electives for Tracks 1 through 3

  • B-110 Ecclesiastical Latin
  • PR-250 Fundamentals of Sacred Music

Master of Theological Studies Program

The Master of Theological Studies program is intended for lay men and women who are interested in enriching their understanding and knowledge of the Christian Church’s doctrine, history, discipline, and moral teachings as expressed in and through the historic Anglican Tradition. The program of studies is similar to but distinct from the Master of Divinity/Bachelor of Theology program offered by the College to candidates for ordination in the Traditional Anglican Church.

The academic program leading to a Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) consists of a systematic undertaking of theological courses, together with a major paper, exposing the student to the fundamentals of Christian theology, doctrine and history. The program of academic studies is designed to be undertaken at the student’s pace and successful completion of each course is based upon mastery of the course content and not on any specified time frame or residency requirement. Applicants for the M.T.S. program must have a Bachelor degree in a recognized field of study. In addition, the applicant will be expected to demonstrate an ability to undertake the course work and requirements at an appropriate level of scholarship and literacy.

The first component of the Master of Theological Studies program will introduce the student to the basics of Christian Philosophy, Holy Scripture, Church History, Christian Doctrine, Moral Theology and Apologetics. The second component of theological studies will provide the student with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Christian doctrine, the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments (with particular emphasis on the Pentateuch and Prophets, the Synoptic Gospels, John and Revelation, and the Pauline and Catholic Epistles), Christian Spirituality, Patristics, Dogmatic Theology, Moral Theology, and Historical Anglican Theology and Liturgy. The third component of the student’s theological studies consists of the research and writing of a major paper in an area of theological interest to the student under the supervision of one or more members of the Faculty. Upon successful completion of the required course work and the presentation and defense of the major paper, the student will be granted a Master of Theological Studies.

Students will undertake their course of studies by means of tutorials, lectures, directed readings, video lectures, submission of papers, and periodic examinations. The instructors will outline the expectations and requirements for successful completion of each course based upon the curriculum and criteria established by the Board of Regents and administered by the Dean of the College. The length (number of hours of lecture, tutorials, study, etc.) will vary depending upon the nature and scope of each course; the sequence and timing of the courses will be determined in consultation with the student, faculty, and the Dean of the College. The student will be responsible for setting his or her own schedule (subject to the instructors’ requirements and the course schedules), for completing the directed readings, viewing the videos, attending the tutorials, submitting the papers, and meeting the deadlines assigned by the instructor(s). A formal examination or comprehensive paper will be required in each course to determine whether the student has completed the requirements and mastered the course content.

First Component of Master of Theological Studies:

  • T-100 Christian Philosophy
  • T-101 Introduction to Christian Theology
  • B-104 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • B-105 Introduction to the New Testament
  • H-101 Church History: Early Church and the Medieval Church
  • H-102 Church History: The Reformation to the Present
  • H-110 Historical Anglican Writings and Divines
  • T-102 Christian Apologetics
  • T-210 Moral Theology
  • T-260 Sacramental Theology

Second Component of Master of Theological Studies:

  • B-200 The Pentateuch
  • B-205 The Prophets
  • B-207 Psalms and Wisdom Literature
  • B-210 The Synoptic Gospels
  • B-215 Johannine Literature: Gospel of John, Epistles and Revelation
  • B-220 The Pauline and Pastoral Epistles
  • H-120 Christian Liturgy
  • H-130 The Book of Common Prayer and the Missals
  • H-200 Patristics
  • T-230 Christology
  • T-240 Ecclesiology

Third Component of Masters of Theological Studies:

The third component comprises the research, writing, submission and defense of a major paper (of not less than 50 pages) in an area of theological interest to the student. The area of research must first be approved by the Dean of the College, and the paper written under the supervision of one or more members of the Faculty as assigned by the Dean. The student will be expected to submit and defend his or her theological paper before a committee of the College Faculty appointed for that purpose by the Dean.

Bachelor of Theological Studies Program

The Bachelor of Theological Studies program is intended for lay men and women who are interested in enriching their understanding and knowledge of the Christian Church’s doctrine, history, discipline, and moral teachings as expressed in and through the historic Anglican Tradition. The program of studies is similar to but distinct from the Master of Divinity/Bachelor of Theology program offered by the College to candidates for ordination in the Traditional Anglican Church.

The academic program leading to a Bachelor of Theological Studies consists of a systematic undertaking of theological courses exposing the student to the fundamentals of Christian theology, doctrine and history. The program of academic studies is designed to be undertaken at the student’s pace and successful completion of each course is based upon mastery of the course content and not on any specified time frame or residency requirement. While there is no specific prerequisite for admission to the Bachelor of Theological Studies program, the applicant will be expected to demonstrate an ability to undertake the course work and requirements at an appropriate level of scholarship and literacy.

The first component of the Bachelor of Theological Studies program will introduce the student to the basics of Christian Philosophy, Holy Scripture, Church History, Christian Doctrine, Historical Anglican Theology, Writings and Liturgy, Moral Theology, Apologetics, and World Religions. The second component of theological studies will provide the student with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Christian doctrine, the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments (with particular emphasis on the Pentateuch and Prophets, the Synoptic Gospels, John and Revelation, and the Pauline and General Epistles), Christian Spirituality, Patristics, Dogmatic Theology, Moral Theology, Liturgy, and Ecclesiology.

Students will undertake their course of studies by means of tutorials, lectures, directed readings, video lectures, submission of papers, and periodic examinations. The instructors will outline the expectations and requirements for successful completion of each course based upon the curriculum and criteria established by the Board of Regents.

The length (number of hours of lecture, tutorials, study, etc.) will vary depending upon the nature and scope of each course; the sequence and timing of the courses will be determined in consultation with the student, faculty, and the Dean of the College. The student will be responsible for setting his or her own schedule (subject to the instructors’ requirements and the course schedules), for completing the directed readings, viewing the videos, attending the tutorials, submitting the papers, and meeting the deadlines assigned by the instructor(s). A formal examination or comprehensive paper will be required in each course to determine whether the student has completed the requirements and mastered the course content.

Upon successful completion of the prescribed program of theological studies and the recommendation of the Dean of the College, the student will be granted the degree of Bachelor of Theological Studies by the Board of Regents.

First Component of Bachelor of Theological Studies:

  • T-100 Christian Philosophy
  • T-101 Introduction to Christian Theology
  • B-104 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • B-105 Introduction to the New Testament
  • H-101 Church History: Early Church and the Medieval Church
  • H-102 Church History: The Reformation to the Present
  • H-105 Councils, Creeds and Heresies
  • H-110 Historical Anglican Writings and Divines
  • T-102 Christian Apologetics
  • T-210 Moral Theology
  • T-260 Sacramental Theology
  • WR-201 Introduction to World Religions

Second Component of Bachelor of Theological Studies:

  • B-200 The Pentateuch
  • B-205 The Prophets
  • B-207 Psalms and Wisdom Literature
  • B-210 The Synoptic Gospels
  • B-215 Johannine Literature: Gospel of John, Epistles and Revelation
  • B-220 The Pauline and Pastoral Epistles
  • H-120 Christian Liturgy
  • H-130 The Book of Common Prayer and the Missals
  • H-200 Patristics
  • T-230 Christology
  • T-240 Ecclesiology

View the complete Course Catalogue for course descriptions.