Master of Divinity


The Master of Divinity is for students who have already completed an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than Bible or Theology, and are seeking to be recognised as a minister of religion.

Through the programme, students will be challenged to explore biblical and theological issues at a deep level and develop critical-thinking skills that will set them up for effective full-time pastoral ministry.

This degree allows students to engage with independent research in areas of specific interest and to participate in ACOM’s spiritual formation process. The study of biblical languages allows students to engage the biblical text at a new and profound level.

Number of Units


Duration of Course

3 years full-time
9 years part-time

Entry Requirements

A completed undergraduate degree
in any discipline

Core Units Required

16 core units
/ Introduction to the Old Testament
/ Introduction to the New Testament
/ Hermeneutics
/ Israel’s Beginnings – Genesis and Exodus
/ Introduction to Theology
/ The Person and Work of Christ
/ The Trinity
/ The Spirit of Life
/ Introduction to Discipleship
/ Introduction to Pastoral Care
/ Spiritual Formation 4 (Personal Transformation)
/ Spiritual Formation 5 (Community Transformation)
/ Introduction to Christian History
/ The Restoration Movement (Churches of Christ only) OR C&MA Distinctives (Christian & Missionary Alliance only)
/ Research Unit (e.g. Capstone, Research Project, etc.)

9 elective units

/ Christian Life and Ministry
/ Christian Spirituality
/ Mission
/ Pastoral Theology
/ Biblical Studies
/ Theology


Standard unit: $2,690 (specialty units excluded)

Future Pathways

Future study options include the MLead, MProfSupervision, DMin and PhD.