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.

Course Information

Course: Master of Divinity (MDiv)
Accrediting Body: Sydney College of Divinity
Australian Quality Framework Level: AQF 9
School: School of Bible, Theology and Ministry

Number of Units: 24 units/ 216 credit points (CP)
Study Mode: Online (with facilitated learning opportunities)
Course Duration: 3 years full-time or up to 9 years part-time

Course Plan


15 core units
/ Introduction to the Old Testament
/ Introduction to the New Testament
/ Hermeneutics
/ Studies in the Pentateuch 
/ 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

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