Master of Divinity

Summary information

Course title

Master of Divinity





Colleges where it can be studied

  • Eva Burrows College
  • St Athanasius College
  • Stirling Theological College
  • Trinity College Theological School
  • Whitley College
  • Yarra Theological Union

Overseas students


AQF level

Level 9 – Masters Degree

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time


Three years full-time or up to nine years part-time.

Cost of study

The MDiv requires completion of 18 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2018 are $2,400 per unit or $14,400 for a full-time year (6 units).

Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.

Detailed information

What this course is about

The Master of Divinity is a primary theological degree for students with a degree in another area. The Master of Divinity enables students to apply an advanced body of knowledge in divinity and its associated disciplines in ministry contexts. Students broaden their knowledge and skills to prepare them for professional practice and further learning.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Divinity:

  1. have advanced knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required in divinity and its related disciplines
  2. have mastery of research principles and methods, including analytical and communication skills applicable to divinity and its related disciplines
  3. have advanced skills of interpretation and critical reflection on a range of theological and related disciplines, with awareness of their implications and applications to historical and contemporary issues and contexts, in order to generate and evaluate ideas for professional practice and further learning
  4. articulate and communicate knowledge and insights in divinity and its related disciplines to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  5. apply relevant theological and hermeneutical skills through the execution of a substantial research-based project, theological synthesis, or supervised ministry project.

Follow on study

Graduates who have completed a Research Essay at a specified standard may be eligible for admission to a higher degree by research.


Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2018 close on Friday 16 February 2018.
Admissions for second semester 2018 close on Friday 20 July 2018.

Admission criteria

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Master of Divinity consists of 270 points comprised of:

a)    not less than 105 points and not more than 120 points of Foundational units, including:

  • 30 points in at least one biblical or associated language
  • 30 points in field B
  • 30 points in field C
  • 15 points in field D

b)    not less than 105 points and not more than 150 points of Elective units, including:

  • 15 points in field B
  • 15 points in field C
  • 15 points in field D

c)    either a Capstone unit worth at least 15 points or a Research Essay.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Masters gown


Black trencher



Where to get further information

Enquiry information

  • If you intend to apply for admission as an overseas student, refer to the field, 'Overseas students', in the summary information provided at the top of this page to check if it is possible for your course.