Summary information



Colleges where it can be studied
  • Eva Burrows College
  • Pilgrim Theological 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
Study mode
  • Online
  • Blended (combination of Online and Face-to-face)
  • Face-to-face

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

Cost of study

The Master of Divinity requires completion of 18 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2021 are $2,640 per standard unit or $15,840 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 Minor Thesis at a specified standard may be eligible for admission to a higher degree by research.


Admission dates
  • Admissions for first semester 2021 close on Friday 12 February 2021.
  • Admissions for second semester 2021 close on Friday 16 July 2021.
Admission criteria

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree.

How to Apply

Course structure

The Master of Divinity consists of 432 points comprised of:

a)    not less than 48 points in at least one biblical or associated language

b) not less than 120 points and not more than 144 points of Postgraduate Foundational units, including:

  • 48 points in Field B
  • 48 points in Field C
  • 24 points in Field D

b)    not less than 192 points and not more than 240 points of Postgraduate Elective units, including:

  • 24 points in Field B
  • 24 points in Field C
  • 24 points in Field D

c)    either a Capstone unit worth at least 24 points or RQ9748M Minor Thesis.


Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Masters gown


Black trencher



Where to get further information

Enquire about this course

  • Please select the relevant student option. 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 this course.