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 serves as an alternative to the Bachelor of Theology degree, with a distinct 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.