Australian Catholic University

Master of Theological Studies

Australian Catholic University

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

Students will develop a wide range of skills, including oral and written communication skills, and the capacity to analyse, reflect critically, evaluate, and bring ethical perspectives to life and work. These skills will prepare them to succeed in areas such as chaplaincy or other church-related careers, administrative roles, or in various other professions for which they are qualified, such as teaching or social work.


160 credit points.


  • Biblical studies
  • Christian history
  • Interfaith relations
  • Liturgy
  • Ministry
  • Moral theology
  • Philosophy
  • Practical theology
  • Spirituality and pastoral ministry
  • Systematic theology

Standard entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline.*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.


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. Students who wish to proceed to further study upon completion of the graduate certificate/diploma are eligible to enter the Master of Theological Studies course. Teacher graduates of these two awards may be able to seek four-year trained teacher status with an employer. Applicants are advised to discuss these possibilities with their local Catholic or State Education Office.

Study pathways

Successful completion of the Master of Theological Studies provides entry into the Master of Theology (Research).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Adelaide (St Francis) No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Ballarat (Aquinas) No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Blacktown (St Josephine Bakhita) No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Canberra (Signadou) No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Online No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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