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MDiv Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity course is designed primarily for those who already hold a bachelor degree in a non-theological discipline. It provides a comprehensive education in theology comparable in breadth and depth to the Bachelor of Theology. It also seeks to equip people for mission and ministry in the 21st Century.

Graduates serve God in church, parachurch or non-profit organizations, or in other vocations.

The MDiv may also be suitable for those who hold a tertiary qualification in a theological discipline who wish to pursue a graduate qualification in theology as part of their continuing ministerial education.

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  • Duration3 Years full-time or 9 years part-time
  • Structure24 Units total (216 credit points)
  • Fees$1850 per unit
  • Entry RequirementsA bachelor degree in any field
  • English ProficiencyApplicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where English is not the language of instruction will normally require a minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.0 in all bands of the test.

The Master of Divinity is an AQF Level 9 Masters Degree (Extended). It is
- fully accredited through the Sydney College of Divinity (SCD) 
- qualifies for Austudy and FEE-HELP assistance 
- available to overseas students
- available online 

Research Units, Research Essay and Research Project units are available each semester. Any plans to do such units must be discussed with the Academic Dean Dr Evelyn Hibbert at least two months prior to commencement.

Booth College offers a trimester system dividing the academic year into three ten-week terms. The semester dates in 2017 are
Semester 1: Week 1 starts 6 February, week 10 ends 14 April 
Semester 2: Week 1 starts 15 May, week 10 ends 28 July (mid semester one-week break starts 3 July) 
Semester 3: Week 1 starts 28 August, week 10 ends 3 November

The Salvation Army personnel may be eligible for finanacial assistance through the Course Assistance Board (CAB). Interested applicants should submit a signed CAB Form to All submitted CAB forms must be signed by the line manager/division to demonstrate the support of the applicant's department/corps/division. 

Application for enrolment is made to the Registrar. The Registrar can be contacted on +61 02 9502 0469 and by email at

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Semester 1

  • B8520 Introduction to Old Testament

  • H8501 Introduction to the Study of Christian History

  • L9620 Preaching and Context

  • M8505 Equipping your People for Ministry

  • M8595 Issues in Multicultural Ministry

  • M9600 Perspectives on World Mission

  • M9695WMM Issues in Women's Missional Ministry

  • P8511 Developing Youth Ministry

  • P8561 Developing Leadership through Mentoring

  • P8572 Spiritual Leadership

  • T9687 Wesleyan Theological Perspectives

  • T9695 Issues in Theology and Film

Semester 2

  • A8501 Critical Thinking and Writing

  • B8500 Research Methods

  • B9657 Lukan Literature

  • B9697 Seminar (Research students present readings)

  • L8501 Introduction to Christian Worship

  • L8520 Foundations of Preaching

  • M8500 Research Methods

  • M9695MJ Issues in Mission and Justice

  • M9697 Seminar (Research students present readings)

  • P8500 Research Methods

  • P8501 Introduction to Pastoral and Practical Theology

  • P8562 Administrative Leadership and Management in Ministry

  • P9684SM Supervised Ministry Practicum

  • P9697 Seminar (Research students present readings)

  • T8500 Research Methods

  • T8586 Theological Issues of the Reformation

  • T9638 Doctrine of Sanctification

  • T9697 Seminar (Research students present readings)

Semester 3

  • A8530 Introduction to Biblical Languages

  • B8530 Introduction to New Testament

  • B9603 Interpretation of the Bible

  • B9690 Research Essay

  • B9691 Research Project

  • B9699 Capstone

  • M9685 Cross-Cultural Mission

  • M9690 Research Essay

  • M9699 Capstone

  • P8583 Working in a Ministry Team Setting

  • P9684 Supervised Ministry Practicum

  • P9690 Research Essay

  • P9695 Issues in Children's Ministry

  • P9699 Capstone

  • T8505 Basic Christian Doctrines

  • T8531 Christology and Soteriology

  • T8595 A Loving God in a Suffering World

  • T9690 Research Essay

  • T9691 Research Project

  • T9699 Capstone

Exit Points

A range of exit points are available from the Master of Divinity. These include the Graduate Certificate in Arts, Graduate Diploma of Arts, Master of Arts and Master of Theology. For these to be available, the student must complete units that met the requirements of the exiting award.


Students who complete the MDiv with a Research Essay at distinction level may apply for entry into a Masters research award, or into some Doctoral programs.

Admission into the SCD Doctor of Ministry award would require a Master of Divinity with a GPA of 2.8 or higher including a Research Essay and the appropriate ministry experience.

Admission into the SCD Doctor of Theology would require a completed Master of Divinity with a GPA of 3.0 or higher including a Research Essay. 

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