Master of Divinity

The MDiv (Master of Divinity), conferred by the Australian College of Theology, makes the content of the BTh course available at Masters level for people who already have a degree in another field.

The aim of the degree is to introduce graduate students to the sources and content of the Christian story and message at an advanced level, and provide training which combines articulation of this story and message with their application and practice in the contemporary world.


288 credit points over 3 years full time or part-time equivalent (up to 9 years):

  • 24 cps Language (LA003-812 and LA004-812; or LA005-812 and LA006-812)
  • 24 cps Old Testament Introduction
  • 24 cps New Testament Introduction
  • 24 cps Christianity in History
  • 36 cps Theology.
  • 48 cps of OT/NT Set Books units (with a minimum of 12 cps from OT and 12 cps from NT, and including a minimum of 24 cps in original language)
  • 12 cps in Theology, Church History, or Philosophy and Ethics
  • 24 cps in Languages, Biblical Theology, NT, OT, Christianity in History, Theology, or Philosophy and Ethics
  • 72 cps in electives

As part of the above, students must complete a 12 cp research project (or 24cp/36cp project with prior completion of Research Methods).

Units in this course are completed at level 8 and above and including at least 96cps at level 9.


  • Students may not enrol in more than 60 cps per semester
  • Advanced level units may be taken only when the pre-requisite units have been completed or co-requisite units are taken concurrently

The Master of Divinity is a course of the Australian College of Theology


Each semester the RTC will offer a range of units that are taught on campus, online, or through a combination of both. Master of Divinity students may complete the requirements for their award through any combination of these.


The ACT will consider an applicant for admission to the Master of Divinity if the applicant:

  1. has graduated with or qualified for [at least] a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in a non-theological discipline from an Australian university or other approved higher education provider; or
  2. has successfully completed study deemed equivalent to (1).

In addition, consideration will also be given to other factors such as ministry involvement, a pastoral recommendation for theological study, and the likelihood of satisfactory completion of the academic requirements of the course.


A schedule of fees can be found here.