The Master of Divinity is a 3 year full time degree (based on a trimester system) or part time equivalent award.

The Master of Divinity course caters for graduates of a non-theological course who wish to equip themselves at a post graduate level for professional or vocational roles within a church or para-church context.

Students will be equipped to effectively fulfil their roles within the changing ecclesial landscape of the Australian community through dynamic engagement with biblical, theological, and pastoral ministry disciplines. The course provides critical and analytical knowledge and practical skills for those currently in formal or non-formal professional leadership roles or those aspiring to future leadership roles in church or para-church settings.


3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent


Study theology, Bible, and ministry


24 subjects, Multiple Majors offered


Comprehensive course


Available in-class, virtual or online


FEE-HELP eligible

The Master of Divinity is for students wanting to achieve, a deeper biblical and theological understanding, spiritual formation, and cultural literacy that will prepare them for ordained or other professional ministries.

Modes of Delivery

In-class, virtual or online

Entry Requirements
  • Applications must have completed a three year non-theological degree or its equivalent.
  • A Post-Graduate Diploma Master of Arts in related fields.
  • A copy of an International English Testing System (IELTS) result (only applicable to those whose first language is not English. IELTS for a studsent is 7.0.IELTS with no band lower than 6.5.
  • English Proficiency
  • Applicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where English is not the language of instruction normally require a minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.0 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing, and 6.5 in listening and speaking
Course Load
  • 3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
  • Must be completed within 9 years
  • Generally 12 hours per week per subject is required to do well, which includes lectures, readings and assignments.
Suggested Subject Progression