This is a postgraduate professional degree combining coursework and research. It aims to develop specialised knowledge and skills for innovative Christian leadership. Students engage with contemporary approaches to research and theological reflection. They interact with the best of the current thinking in theology and praxis in their field with a view to offering innovative responses to contextual issues and undertake a major research thesis. The program is designed so that students may tailor their study to their particular interests in ministry practice.

Course Fee:

Australian: $32,054

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor of Ministry or equivalent; 2 years' relevant ministry experience


72 credit points taken over 4 years part-time. Students complete coursework units, guided study units, community research folios and a ministry practice dissertation of 22.5 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Students may exit with a 36 credit point Graduate Diploma in Ministry or may apply to transfer to the Doctor of Ministry.

Who for:

Experienced ministry practitioners and leaders

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Brooklyn Park No info Yes Part time 4 years
Brooklyn Park No info Yes Online 4 years
Adelaide College of Divinity (ACD)'s students develop the willingness and the ability to examine critically the Christian theological tradition and bring that tradition into dialogue with the issues of contemporary society including: the plurality of Australian life and culture, especially the diversity of its spiritual and religious expressions, and of the opportunities for conversation and dialogue that this offers to Christian theology, ministry and mission; and the ethical and social justice issues engaging Church and society.

ACD offers tertiary theological education, and encourages students from a wide range of religious backgrounds to study at ACD. They provide professional and academic preparation for ministry, with strong integration of practice and theory. The ACD provides Higher Education and VET courses.

The ACD Campus is a place where people meet to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith, to develop skills in ministry or to pursue higher academic study within a lively research community.

FEE-HELP is available for eligible students (Australian citizens).

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