Master of Divinity

Course Description

The Master of Divinity introduces graduate students to the sources and content of the christian story and message at an advanced level, and provides training which combines articulation of this story and message with their application and practice in the contemporary world. This course also includes the essential research principles and methods used in Divinity, as preparation for higher degrees in Theology and Ministry.

The Master of Divinity is a means of preparing men and women for communicating Christian knowledge as well as laying the foundation for advanced degrees in theology and ministry.

See the ACT website for the full list of course learning outcomes.

Entry Requirements
  • Academic Qualifications: Completed three year non-theological bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing, and 6.5 in listening and speaking OR 10 years in Australia with English being the language primarily spoken both at home and work
Career Options

The Master of Divinity has been devised to train women and men for ministry in areas of pastoral practice. Morling is the accrediting college for Baptist ministers in NSW and ACT, and the Master of Divinity is recommended for those who wish to become an accredited Baptist Pastor.

Credit Points

24 units (288 credit points) at AQF level 8 and above, with a minimum of 8 units (96 credit points) at level 9.

Course Duration

Minimum 3 years, maximum 9 years.

Study Modes

Units are available both on-campus and online.

Campuses this course is delivered at:

Sydney Campus & Perth Campus

Course Structure

LA Hebrew (LA002 & LA003) or Greek (LA005 & LA006) 24
OT001 and OT002    Old Testament Introduction 24
NT001 and NT002 New Testament Introduction 24
CH Church History 24
TH Theology 36
OT/NT Biblical Exegesis
(min 12cps from each Testament; min 24cps in original language) 
CH/TH/PE Christian Thought & History 12
CH/TH/PE/LA/BB/NT/OT   Bible & Languages, Christian Thought  24
AQF Level 8 and above   Electives from any field 
(including one 12cps capstone unit OR a 12/24/36 cps Project)  

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.