Master of Theological Studies

The MTS (Master of Theological Studies), conferred by the Australian College of Theology, introduces graduate students to the sources and content of the Christian story and message, and for professional practice and/or further study and scholarship. The Master of Theological Studies is designed to bring the development of ACT graduate attributes to an advanced level.


The ACT will consider an applicant for admission to the Master of Theological Studies 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.


192 credit points over 2 years full time or part-time equivalent (up to 8 years):

  • 24 cps from the following units: OT001-812, OT002-812, OT003-812, NT001-812, NT002-812, NT002-812, BB001-812, BB002-812, BB003-812
  • 12cps in CH / TH / PE units at Level 8 or above
  • At least 156cps elective units from any unit field, which includes at least one of the following:
    • 12cps Level 9 Project (**200-912); or
    • 24cps Level 9 Project (**200-924); or
    • 36cps Level 9 Project (**200-936); or
    • a 12cps masters capstone experience unit (**205-912); or
    • a 12cps advanced independent reading unit (**201-912).

Units in this course are completed at level 8 and above and must include at least 48cps 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 Theological Studies 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 Theological Studies students may complete the requirements for their award through any combination of these.


A schedule of fees can be found here.