Licentiate degree in systematic theology: moral and spiritual theology pathway

Degree examination

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In order to sit the degree examination, students must first complete the minor thesis.

The exam will be oral and will take place in a public session. Students are expected to demonstrate their theological knowledge and teaching credentials. In particular, students must refer to a proper bibliography relating to presentation of the topic, and talk about the topic clearly and in an organized manner. They should use well-structured guiding notes that enable them to cover all significant aspects in the time given.

List of topics:

Historical Theology (See PDF)

The oral examination will take place on the date and at the time specified by the Office of Student Affairs, and the process will be as follows:

  1. Students will choose one of two topics selected at random from the 30 topics that make up the list of topics in each specialty. They will then have 30 minutes to prepare an overview or write guiding notes on a stamped sheet of paper provided for the purpose. When preparing their guiding notes, they are only permitted to consult the list of topics.

  2. Students will then have 30 minutes to present their chosen topic before the committee and, following the presentation, they will respond to any questions from members of the committee on that topic or any others on the list of topics in order to demonstrate that they possess the breadth of knowledge and maturity required to obtain the licentiate degree.

  3. Lastly, the committee will evaluate the oral examination in a closed session and award a grade for the licentiate degree in accordance with the following scale:

    1. Academic record: 60% of the final grade

    2. Oral examination: 40% of the final grade