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Master of Ministry

The MMin (Master of Ministry), conferred by the Australian College of Theology, introduces graduate students to the sources and content of the Christian story and message, and provides training which emphasizes application and practice of this story and message in the contemporary world.

The aim of the degree is to guide graduate students to specialise in disciplines wherein the knowledge of God applies to ministry and practice. Students will also integrate studies in the Bible and Christian tradition with practical experience, including supervised practice based learned where appropriate.

Academic Qualifications

The ACT will consider an applicant for admission to the Master of Ministry if the applicant:

  1. has graduated with or qualified for [at least] a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in a non-theological discipline from an Australian university or other approved higher education provider; or
  2. has successfully completed study deemed equivalent to (1).

In addition, consideration will also be given to other factors such as maturity and motivation, and the likelihood of satisfactory completion of the academic requirements of the course.

Course content

96 credit points over 3 years full time or part-time equivalent at 500-600 level:

  • 8 cps Old Testament core (OT501 and OT502)
  • 8 cps New Testament core (NT501 and NT502)
  • 4 cps Church History core (from CH501 – CH505)
  • 4 cps additional Church History
  • 12 cps in Theology
  • 12 cps of Biblical exegesis units (with a minimum of 4 cps from at least two fields)
  • 24 cps in Ministry & Practice (with a minimum of 4 cps from at least two fields)
  • 24 cps in electives, including a maximum of 12 cps in Type B electives

As part of the above, all students must complete an 8 cps or 16 cps project or a capstone experience unit (see registrar for details).

REGULATIONS

  • Students may not enrol in more than 20 cps per semester,
  • Advanced (600) level units may be taken only when the pre-requisite units have been completed or co-requisite units are taken concurrently,
  • At least 25% (24 cps) of the Master of Ministry must include foundational units (500 level) and at least 56 cps must be advanced (600+ level) or Language (LA***) units.

MODES OF STUDY

Each semester the RTC will offer a range of units that are taught on campus, online, or through a combination of both. Master of Ministry students may complete the requirements for their award through any combination of these.

Learn more about our flexible study options

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The ACT will consider an applicant for admission to the Master of Ministry if the applicant:

  1. has graduated with or qualified for [at least] a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in a non-theological discipline from an Australian university or other approved higher education provider; or
  2. has successfully completed study deemed equivalent to (1).

In addition, consideration will also be given to other factors such as maturity and motivation, and the likelihood of satisfactory completion of the academic requirements of the course.

fees and fee assistance

A schedule of fees can be found here.

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