Master of Ministry

The MMin (Master of Ministry), conferred by the Australian College of Theology, introduces graduate students to the sources and content of the Christian story and message at an advanced level, and provides training which combines articulation of this story and message with their application and practice in the contemporary world.

The aim of the degree is to guide graduate students to specialise in disciplines wherein the knowledge of God applies to ministry and practice. Students will also integrate studies in the Bible and Christian tradition with practical experience, including supervised practice-based learned where appropriate.


The ACT will consider an applicant for admission to the Master of Ministry 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 maturity and motivation, and the likelihood of satisfactory completion of the academic requirements of the course.


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

  • 24 cps Old Testament introduction
  • 24 cps New Testament introduction
  • 24 cps Christianity in History
  • 36 cps Theology.
  • 36 cps of OT/NT Set Books units (with a minimum of 12 cps from OT and 12 cps from NT)
  • 72cps from Pastoral & Church-Focussed Ministry, Evangelism and Missiology
  • 72 cps in electives from any field

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 must include at least 96cps at level 9.


  • Students may not enrol in more than 60 cps per semester
  • There is a pre-requisite for Level 9 units: 48cps Level 8

The Master of Ministry 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 Ministry students may complete the requirements for their award through any combination of these.


A schedule of fees can be found here.