The Master of Divinity consists of 18 units and  is a first degree in theology for graduates from other disciplines. The degree offers a high level of theological study and provides an appropriate foundation for ministry formation and further study. The Master of Divinity offers an alternative to the Bachelor of Theology degree, with a distinctive emphasis on integration, research and theological reflection.

Study Modes

The Master of Divinity can be studied fully online, on campus or a combination of both modes

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree in any field from a recognised tertiary institution.

Students can commence in Semester 1 and Semester 2

Course Duration

Three years full-time or up to nine years part-time not including any approved periods of leave of absence.

Course Structure

The Master of Divinity requires the completion of 18 units (270 credit points) comprised of:

a) not less than 105 credit points and not more than 120 credit points of Foundational units, including:

  • 30 credit points in at least one biblical or associated language
  • 30 credit points in Field B
  • 30 credit points in Field C
  • 15 credit points in Field D

b) not less than 105 credit points and not more than 150 credit points of Elective units, including:

  • 15 credit points in field B
  • 15 credit points in Field C
  • 15 credit points in Field D

c) either a Captsone units worth at least 15 credit points or a Research Essay

Fees: Fees for 2018 are $2,400 per unit of study

Payment Options

Up front by Creditcard, BPay or cheque, FEE-HELP, Parish Sponsorship

For more information see the  Master of Divinity Regulation at the University of Divinity website.