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Professional Development Degrees

Master of Theological Studies

The Master of Theological Studies is a new Australian College of Theology award which is ideal for professional development.

Ridley College’s Master of Theological Studies program offers a wide range of units in a variety of formats designed to fit into your busy ministry life. With both various study mode options and learning options, we offer a flexible approach, making it viable for those who are interstate.

The assessments are designed so that they can be applied to your ministry. Subjects are provided by leading practical theologians in a wide range of subjects.

The number of units that you take in this award depends on your prior training/study. It also has nested awards which provide an early exit point.

For more information, head to our Master of Theological Studies page.

Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry is a professional doctoral award for ministry practitioners designed to be undertaken part-time over six years. It is distinguished from a PhD and ThD by a coursework component, a shorter project (50,000 words) and a focus on the application of new knowledge for effective mission and ministry. Those who graduate from this program will be qualified for employment in churches, denominational leadership and NGO positions, as well as in teaching pastoral and missions courses in theological colleges and seminaries in Australia and overseas.

Ridley’s Doctor of Ministry program is designed to enable students to make a unique contribution to ministry and mission with their own research and writing. It offers a wide range of units in a variety of formats designed to fit into your busy ministry life. With both intensives and study mode learning options, we offer a flexible approach that is also viable for those who are interstate. Assessment is designed so that it can be applied to your area of research interest. Subjects are provided by leading practical theologians in a wide range of subjects.

For more information, head to our Doctor of Ministry page.

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