Master of Ministry | Master of Divinity

MMin | MDiv
The Master of Divinity gives you the best possible preparation if you want to preach and teach the bible, lead a ministry, evangelise, plant a church, and take part in the wider debates in the church or society. It offers you academic rigour, theological depth and a wide range of options for developing your ministry skills.

Students build a broad framework in their first year, and then develop depth, critical thinking skills and key principals and tools for interpreting the Bible and developing their theological thinking. Bible, history, theology and ministry are all covered, although there is an emphasis on bible and theology.

The course includes the essential research principles and methods as preparation for higher degrees in Theology and Ministry.

The Master of Ministry is similar, offering the same rigorous training, but with an emphasis on ministry, and no requirement to take biblical languages.

Both of these courses can be combined with the Graduate Diploma of Divinity to create a four-year program.

Duration 3 years full-time equivalent (maximum 9 years)
Location Parkville Campus, Online
Timing Full-time or Part-time
Semester or Intensive or Extensive Classes
Day or Evening Classes
Unit Level Delivered at 500-600 level
Early exit point Graduate Certificate of Divinity
Graduate Diploma of Divinity
Articulates to MA Gold
Prerequisites 3 year undergraduate degree from an accredited provider
Fee Help Eligible for FEE-HELP and Centrelink allowances
Credit Points 96 (24 subjects)


Core subjects (60 credit points):

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Timing: Shorter Program   | Graduate Diploma of Divinity
Academic Level: Lower Level | Bachelor of Ministry-Bachelor of Theology
Higher Level | MA Gold, Post Graduate Research

Master of Ministry (MMin):

  • 12 cps of Biblical exegesis units (at least 4 cps in both OT and NT)
  • 16 cps in Ministry and Practice units (PC, DM, EM) with a min of 4 cps in at least two fields
  • 8 cps of Elective units
  • as part of the degree you will need to include a 4 cps capstone experience OR a Research Project **690 (8 cps) or **790 (16 cps).
  • Students who undertake the Research Project **690 (8cps) must also take Research Methods (4cps).

Master of Divinity (MDiv):

  • 8 cps of Language units (Biblical Greek or Hebrew)
  • 16 cps of Biblical exegesis units (at least 8 cps in original language)
  • 12 cps of elective units
  • as part of the degree you will need to include a 4 cps capstone experience OR a Research Project (**690 – 8 cps or **790 – 16 cps)

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Ridley College

170 The Avenue, Parkville, Victoria, 3052 Australia / Phone 03 9207 4800 / Email

Ridley College is an affiliated institution with the Australian College of Theology. (ACT Cricos Provider: 02650E)