Master of Spirituality

Overseas student type

You are an overseas student if you are:

  • a temporary resident (visa status) of Australia,
  • a permanent resident (visa status) of New Zealand, or
  • a resident or citizen of any other country.

Conditions of study for this course

This course is available to overseas students residing in Australia and overseas students studying overseas.

  • If residing in Australia, you will require a visa that allows study and note any conditions specified.  These visas include;
      • You cannot study more than 1/3 of this course online.
  • If residing overseas, you will not require a visa to study this course.

Overview

The Master of Spirituality enables students to acquire advanced understanding of the theological and spiritual foundations of spirituality, spiritual practice and spiritual growth, and to apply this knowledge of spiritual principles to individual and community life in the Christian tradition.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Spirituality:

  1. have advanced knowledge of the theological and spiritual foundations of spirituality, spiritual practice and spiritual growth in the Christian tradition, and of the relation of these to broader theological studies
  2. have mastery of skills to reflect critically on personal spiritual experience in the light of key themes, traditions and approaches in spirituality
  3. have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions and professional decisions about themes, traditions and approaches in spirituality
  4. apply knowledge of themes, traditions and approaches in spirituality with creativity and initiative to professional practice and further learning
  5. apply relevant theological and hermeneutical skills through the execution of a substantial research-based project, capstone experience or piece of scholarship.

Course structure

The Master of Spirituality consists of 288 points comprised of:

  • 96 points of Postgraduate Foundational units in three disciplines from at least two fields including 48 points in the discipline of Spirituality or Spiritual Direction
  • 96 points of Postgraduate Elective units in the discipline of Spirituality or Spiritual Direction
  • 24 points of Postgraduate Elective units in any discipline
  • Either a Capstone unit of at least 24 points in the discipline of Spirituality or in synthesis with it, or the unit RQ9748M Minor Thesis
  • Further units at postgraduate level

Provided that at least 192 points are taken in the discipline of Spirituality or Spiritual Direction.

Colleges where this course is available

  • Catholic Theological College

    Catholic Theological College

    Roman Catholic
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    East Melbourne VIC
  • Pilgrim Theological College

    Pilgrim Theological College

    Uniting Church in Australia
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Stirling College

    Stirling College

    Churches of Christ
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Mulgrave VIC
  • Whitley College

    Whitley College

    Baptist
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Catholic Theological College

    Catholic Theological College

    Baptist
    Online mode
    East Melbourne VIC
  • Pilgrim Theological College

    Pilgrim Theological College

    Baptist
    Online mode
    Parkville VIC
  • Stirling College

    Stirling College

    Baptist
    Online mode
    Mulgrave VIC
  • Whitley College

    Whitley College

    Baptist
    Online mode
    Parkville VIC
  • Yarra Theological Union

    Yarra Theological Union

    Baptist
    Online mode
    Box Hill VIC

    Duration

    The standard full-time duration of the Master of Spirituality is two years. The Master of Spirituality must be completed in not less than two years and not more than six years from the date on which the course is commenced

    Standard full-time 2 years
    Maximum part-time 6 years

    Admission criteria

    Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

    Fee summary

    The Master of Spirituality requires completion of 12 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2022 are $2,732 per standard unit or $16,392 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.

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