Master of Professional Studies in Theology

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

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.

Structure

120 credit points.

Subjects

  • Theology

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed:A bachelor degree, or any one of the Graduate Certificate in Catholic Studies, Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies, Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture, Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies, Graduate Certificate in Religious Education, or Postgraduate Certificate in Education or equivalent
  • And
  • Have a minimum of one year's professional experience in the Catholic sector.*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

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.

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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Adelaide (St Francis) No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
Ballarat (Aquinas) No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
Canberra (Signadou) No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
Online No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

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