Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Admission requirements: A bachelor degree or equivalent

The MDiv is a first theological degree which would suit any graduate wishing to prepare for full-time pastoral, evangelistic or Bible teaching ministry in Australia and overseas.

The study of the Old and New Testaments comprises approximately half of the course. You will learn New Testament Greek and study the New Testament in the original language. You will also have the option of completing Biblical Hebrew leading to study of the Old Testament in Hebrew. The remaining half of the degree includes a broad introduction to church history and theology, together with elective units in the pastoral and mission areas.

A graduate with a MDiv having achieved a Grade Point Average (GPA) of more than 2.0 and a Credit, or better grade, in a project may become candidates for the research-based Master of Theology. Graduates with a GPA better than 3.0 and a Distinction, or better grade, in a project may become candidates for doctoral programs - Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology.

Course AQF level: 9 (units are taken at  level 7/8/9)​
Full-time: 3 years
Maximum time: 9 years
Credit points: 288
Available to overseas students: yes
Admission Requirements:  Academic Qualifications: A non-theological bachelor degree or equivalent. Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing, and 6.5 in listening and speaking OR 10 years in country experience

For more detailed information on this course see the ACT course overview

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43 Badminton Road, Croydon NSW 2132
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Sydney Missionary and Bible College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology
ACT Cricos Code Provider: 02650E
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