Theology Courses

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The graduate theology program offers two degrees. The Master in Theological Studies (MTS) provides a solid grounding in the Catholic theological tradition and is intended for those working in parish ministry in a Roman Catholic context.

The Master of Arts (MA) in Theology has more rigorous requirements and is intended to prepare students to teach theology in a classroom setting as well as preparing those interested in pursuing doctoral work in theology. The MA degree requires some different course work than the MTS degree; it also requires the completion of a thesis and a comprehensive examination, as well as foreign language requirements, none of which are required for the MTS.

Each course is designed to give students the background and skills necessary to enter into the riches of the Catholic theological tradition as students, teachers and scholars.


Course lectures are presented via online videos that allow students to access the course on practically any internet-capable device. In these video modules, students are given clear, engaging explanations of theological topics that can be accessed at the touch of the button.


Real education requires conversation, and in our courses, students engage in regular discussion with other students and the instructors. Not only does discussion increase comprehension of material and confidence, it also allows students to gain exposure to a wide range of perspectives brought by fellow students.


Courses are designed to provide a solid grounding in the Church’s tradition on every topic in the program. From that foundation, each course addresses the contemporary issues raised in real-life RCIA sessions, religion classes, and water-cooler conversations.


In addition to traditional academic assignments, like essays and papers, student assignments also include online discussion and virtual presentations. And, for those who are able to attend the weekend sessions – real life interactions. So, students aren’t just learning material, they learn how to teach and share it with others.


The courses in the program introduce students to systematic theology, the study of Scripture, Church history, ethics, liturgy, spirituality and more. Students will leave the program prepared to continue their studies in any theological field.

List of Courses for 2021-2022

THEO 6003 - The God Who Pursues

THEO 6103 - Athanasius, Augustine, and Aquinas

THEO 6213 - Old Testament Theology

THEO 6253 - The Four-Fold Gospel

THEO 6543 - John Henry Newman for Catechists

THEO 6313 - Controversies in Church History

THEO 6343 - Foundations of Moral Theology

THEO 6413 - Current Issues in Moral Theology

THEO 6353 - Liturgy and RCIA (MTS), or, THEO 8003 Research Methods in Theology (MA)

THEO 6233 - Church in the New Testament (MTS)

THEO 6113 - Lands of the Bible (MTS)

THEO 8953 - Thesis (MA)

Please see the Newman Graduate Course Catalog for a description of all courses and more information, pp. 46-48 & 70-72.