Master of Divinity: 3 Years

The QTC MDiv is an integrated programme of theological training designed to prepare people for full-time ministry in local churches, overseas mission contexts and various para-church roles.  It is particularly targeted at those who have previously studied at tertiary level.

Students study a set program of subjects designed to introduce them to the major areas of the Bible (OT, NT, Greek and Hebrew language subjects) and how biblical ministry functions in all kinds of real-world contexts with their different social and cultural challenges (Theology, Ethics, Church History and Practical subjects).

Students studying the MDiv at QTC follow one of our five pathways for ministry. The course requirements for the Pathways are as follows: Pastor’s PathwayMissions PathwayWorkplace Evangelism Pathway, Women’s Ministry PathwayYouth and Children’s Ministry PathwayGeneral Pathway.

Mode of Study: On Campus

Full details of the ACT course can be found here. See the ACT Coursework Course Enrolment Policy for admission rules and processes.

Admission Requirements:

Academic Qualifications: Completed three year non-theological bachelor degree or equivalent. It is not available to those who have previously completed a primary degree in theology (such as a Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Divinity or Bachelor of Ministry).

Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing, and 6.5 in listening and speaking OR 10 years in Australia with English being the language primarily spoken both at home and work

Financial Support:

The MDiv is accredited by the Queensland Office of Higher Education & its interstate counterparts as an award of the Australian College of Theology, of which QTC is a member college along with around 20 other colleges nationally.  As such, it is a recognized course for the purposes of Fee-Help, Austudy, Youth Allowance (provided you meet the government’s eligibility requirements), and for Overseas Students (ACT CRICOS provider number is 02650E). Current fee levels for units in the MDiv can be found here.

Course Structure:

The MDiv is ideally studied as a full-time course over three years. Students may also study part-time (see below), but may not enjoy some of the benefits of the integrated full-time curriculum as a result. We believe that preparation for ministry occurs best within the context of real Christian community and face-to-face learning.  While QTC does offer some MDiv units in online mode, it is not possible to study more than a third of the MDiv at QTC by distance. We offer a small number of graduate-level subjects in intensive mode which may be included into the MDiv course plan. All students must complete 288 credit points (i.e. 24 semester units) including a common core of units, and a compulsory 12cp project, advanced independent reading unit, or capstone unit.

At QTC full-time MDiv students follow an integrated course of study, designed to help them see the connections between different subjects, and between their subjects and ministry in the real world. Part-time MDiv students at QTC complete the same units as full-time students, and choose their electives from the same options.

Prerequisites apply to some units:

  • To enrol in any of the OT or NT units listed in second or third year in the above course plan, you need to have already completed the First Year OT or NT unit which covers the same part of the Bible (e.g. to enrol in Pentateuch, you must have first completed OT001-512).  To study any of these units with respect to the Greek or Hebrew Bible, you must also have passed LA006-612 or LA004-612 (as appropriate).
  • You must have passed two of the OT and/or NT units listed in first year, plus CH005-612, before you can enrol in TH101-612, TH028-712, TH103 or TH027-712.
  • CH006-612 must be completed before any other Church History units can be taken.
  • Prerequisites also apply to Projects, field work and study tours.

Your next step?

Contact the QTC Registrar for more details or to apply.

QTC is an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology. The CRICOS code for the ACT’s Master of Divinity is 054688E.