Master of Spirituality
Master of Spirituality
Colleges where it can be studied
- Catholic Theological College
- Jesuit College of Spirituality
- Pilgrim Theological College
- Stirling Theological College
- Whitley College
Level 9 – Masters Degree
Two years full-time or up to six years part-time.
Cost of study
The Master of Spirituality requires completion of 12 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.
What this course is about
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 learning outcomes
Graduates of the Master of Spirituality:
- 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
- have mastery of skills to reflect critically on personal spiritual experience in the light of key themes, traditions and approaches in spirituality
- have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions and professional decisions about themes, traditions and approaches in spirituality
- apply knowledge of themes, traditions and approaches in spirituality with creativity and initiative to professional practice and further learning
- apply relevant theological and hermeneutical skills through the execution of a substantial research-based project, capstone experience or piece of scholarship.
Follow on study
Admissions for first semester 2018 close on Friday 16 February 2018.
Admissions for second semester 2018 close on Friday 20 July 2018.
Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.
How to apply
The Master of Spirituality consists of 180 points comprised of:
- 60 points of Foundational units in three disciplines from at least two fields including 30 points in the discipline of Spirituality
- 60 points of Elective units in the discipline of Spirituality
- 15 points of Elective units in any discipline
- Either a Capstone unit of at least 15 points in the discipline of Spirituality or in synthesis with it, or a Research Essay
- Further Foundational, Elective, Praxis or Capstone units
provided that at least 120 points are taken in the discipline of Spirituality.
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Where to get further information
- For detailed information about this course, please consult Regulation 73 Master of Spirituality, or talk to the course advisor at your chosen College.
- For further information about student support, please visit the Study page.
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