Master of Professional Studies in Theology

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

The new Master of Professional Studies in Theology (MPST) is ideal for Catholic school teachers, and other professionals looking to develop and enhance their leadership capacity, as well as professionals working in Catholic and other Church agencies. Within Catholic organisations there is an identified need for professionals to understand and promote the mission, identity, and ethos of the Catholic Church. The MPST has been developed specifically to address this need. The MPST builds upon existing qualifications and professional experience, and has been designed to develop a deeper level of engagement with the discipline of theology. It provides a rich variety of international study tour opportunities, an ability to specialise in particular discipline areas, as well as a capstone research component.

Course Fee:

Australian: $26,400

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must have completed a bachelor degree; and have a minimum of one year's professional experience in the Catholic sector

Structure:

120 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:

Theology

Study Pathways:

Graduates in the Master of Professional Studies in Theology might seek promotion in or pursue further a range of careers in such vocational fields as teaching, work in church agencies and ministries, chaplaincy, community building, and pastoral work. By transferring into the Master of Theological Studies, and completing four additional units, they can graduate with this degree in order to pursue higher studies in Theology.

Recognition:

Professional recognition may differ between dioceses. Teacher applicants are advised to contact the Catholic or State Education Office in the area in which they teach to ascertain the status of the course.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 3 years
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Full time 1.5 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 1.5 years
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Part time 3 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 1.5 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 3 years
Adelaide (St Francis) No info No Part time 3 years
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Full time 1.5 years
Adelaide (St Francis) No info No Full time 1.5 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 1.5 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 3 years
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Part time 3 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 3 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Full time 1.5 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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