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 persons over the age of thirty-five who lack an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, but who are sponsored by a diocesan bishop. Postulants 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:
Twenty-five three credit hour courses, as follows:
A. Courses in Biblical Studies(Biblical Studies 3000-Q, 3200-Q, plus four others)
B. Courses in Church History
C. Courses in Theological Studies (Theological Studies 3520-Q and Theological Studies 3530-Q plus one other)
D. Courses in Liturgical Studies (Liturgical Studies 3808-Q, 3840-Q, plus three others)
E. Courses in Moral Theology
F. Courses in Pastoral Studies (Pastoral Studies 3460-Q, 3440-Q, plus five others)
The Clinical Pastoral Education requirement is a basic unit from an accredited site and must be completed prior to the postulant's admission to year two of the degree program.
The parish internship requirement is a fifteen week internship sponsored by the College.
A minimum average of 65% with no mark less than 60% in all courses so graded.
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).
Completion of all the requirements of the B. Th. program within seven years from the date of first registration.
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 at all other community events.
Postulants are required to:
A.Participate in Parish and Community Placements.
B.Attend the Vocational Development Seminar each semester.
C.Engage in the Student Developmental Assessment Program.