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Bachelor of Theology

While the Master of Divinity represents the standard level of education required of those preparing for ordination, Queen’s College offers a special program leading to the Bachelor of Theology (B. Th.) degree for mature persons who lack an undergraduate degree from an accredited university. Applicants to this program  must have successfully completed ten three-credit-hour courses (in the Humanities - Philosophy, English, History, etc.) at an accredited institution (e.g., Memorial University of Newfoundland) with a minimum average of 65% and a minimum of two semesters as a full-time student (i.e., enrolled in a minimum of four courses per semester).

This program requires a minimum of three years of full-time study and the following requirements: A. For those pursuing ordination in the Anglican Church, and B. For those not pursuing ordination.

A. For those pursuing Ordination in the Anglican Church: sponsorship by a diocesan bishop is required and the following requirements.

1. Twenty-five three-credit hour courses, as follows:

6 courses in Biblical Studies (3000-Q, 3200-Q, plus four others)
2 courses in Church History
3 courses in Theological Studies (3510-Q, plus two others)
5 courses in Liturgical Studies (3808-Q, 3818-Q, 3840-Q, plus two others)
2 courses in Moral Theology
7 courses in Pastoral Studies (at least one course in Faith Development, at least one in Pastoral Skills and at least one in Spirituality)
1 Integrative Seminar
25 total courses required.

2. The Supervised Practice of Ministry or a Clinical Pastoral Education basic unit from an accredited site must be completed prior to the postulant’s admission to year two of the degree program.

3. The parish internship requirement is a fifteen week internship sponsored by the College.

4. A minimum average of 65% with no mark less than 60% in all courses so graded.

5. A minimum of five of the seven semesters required for the degree as a full-time student (one of these semesters must be the student’s final semester before completion of the degree).

6. Completion of all the requirements of the B. Th. program within seven years from the date of first registration.

7. Postulants are expected to participate fully in the College’s commitment to a common rule of life, which requires attendance at Daily Offices, the Holy Eucharist, College retreats, and any such activities and events. Postulants are expected to attend all scheduled community activities and events. Request to be excused from any activities and events must be presented in advance to the Provost, except in unforeseeable circumstances such as sudden illness or family crisis. Missing scheduled activities, by choice or circumstances, may jeopardize completion of the degree program.

8. Postulants are required to:

• participate fully in the College’s commitment to a common rule of life 
• participate in Parish and Community Placements
• attend the Vocational Development Seminar each semester
• engage in the Student Evaluation Process during the years.

B. For those not pursuing ordination, the following requirements apply:

1. Twenty-five three-credit-hour courses, as follows:

6 courses in Biblical Studies (3000-Q, 3200-Q, plus four others)
2 courses in Church History
3 courses in Theological Studies (3510-Q plus two others)
1 course in Liturgical Studies (Either 3808-Q or 3840-Q)
2 courses in Moral Theology
6 courses in Pastoral Studies (at least one course in Faith Development, at least one in Pastoral Skills and at least one in Spirituality)
1 Integrative Seminar
4 elective courses
25 total courses required

2. The Supervised Practice of Ministry or a Clinical Pastoral Education basic unit from an accredited site must be completed prior to the student’s admission to year two of the degree program.

3. The internship requirement is a fifteen week practicum approved and sponsored by the College.

4. A minimum average of 65% with no mark less than 60% in all courses so graded.

5. A minimum of five of the seven semesters required for the degree as a full-time student.

6. Completion of all the requirements of the M. Div. degree program normally within seven years from the date of first registration.

7. Students are required to:

• participate in the Community Placement program for at least three semesters
• attend three Vocational Development Seminars

Note: The College encourages and welcomes those students enrolled in the Master of Divinity program but who are not seeking ordination to participate fully in the College’s liturgical, social, and corporate life.