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 targetted 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.
- Pastor’s Pathway
- Missions Pathway
- Women’s Ministry Pathway
- Youth and Children’s Ministry Pathway
- General Pathway
The MDiv is ideally studied as a full-time course over three years. At QTC, full-time students follow an integrated course of study, designed to help them to see the connections between different subjects, and between their subjects and the real world. While some MDiv units are offered by QTC in online mode, it is not possible to study more than a third of the MDiv at QTC by distance. This is because we believe that preparation for ministry best occurs within the context of real Christian community and face-to-face learning. We also offer a small number of MDiv-level subjects in intensive mode. All students must complete 96 credit points (i.e. 24 Semester subjects) including a common core of subjects.
Eligibility and Financial Support:
Applicants are expected to have completed at least a three-year Australian university degree (or its overseas 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).
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 International Students (ACT CRICOS provider number is 02650E). Current fee levels for units in the MDiv can be found here.
Four Year Course: Combined MDiv/GradDipDiv
The four-year course option is designed for those who would like to broaden and deepen their theological training beyond the level possible within a three-year MDiv. We offer a four year pastors’ pathway, missions pathway, women’s ministry pathway and general pathway.
Your next step?
Contact the QTC Registrar for more details or to apply.
QTC is an affilliated college of the Australian College of Theology. The CRICOS code for the ACT’s Master of Divinity is 054688E