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What will I learn?

Designed for qualified ministers, pastoral workers, chaplains and church leaders, the Master of Ministry from Charles Sturt University develops your pastoral and ministry skills, and provides valuable opportunities for professional development.

You'll develop a higher order of critical, creative, scholarly and informed investigation of the profession.

This course is part of an articulated program of study. Articulated programs allow you to build on your study to achieve the right level of qualification for you.

Course highlights

The Master of Ministry gives religious practitioners and other church leaders the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and skills. We offer a broad range of learning opportunities to students who wish to explore their faith and beliefs, as well as those of other cultures.

Tailor your studies

You'll complete core subjects in the foundations of church ministry and guided research in ministry. You can then choose where your degree will take you. We offer research strands in ministry, pastoral counselling, institutional chaplaincy, mission and leadership, and religious and values education.

Study your way

You can choose to study this course on campus (at one of four teaching sites), online, or a combination of the two.

Quality teaching

Charles Sturt University has a well-established reputation for its emphasis on student learning, quality teaching and research in theology. Our approach is ecumenical, with staff drawn from a variety of Christian traditions, all committed to developing and delivering a comprehensive, rigorous and vibrant theological education.

Career opportunities

Whether you work in chaplaincy, ministry, church leadership or pastoral and aged care – or you aspire to do so – Charles Sturt University's Master of Ministry will equip you with the professional knowledge and skills to succeed.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Education

CRICOS

042758F

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$20,000.00 (US$ 14,271) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may change in future.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 11 July 2022

Venue

Canberra Campus

15 Blackall Street,

CANBERRA,

Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Online/Distance (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$20,000.00 (US$ 14,271) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may change in future.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 11 July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A completed Bachelor’s Degree; A Grade Point Average of 4 or above in your undergraduate or more recent postgraduate studies

For international students

An undergraduate degree in Theology from a recognised Australian university or equivalent

OR

The Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies with a Credit average or higher

AND

A minimum of two years (or equivalent) full-time professional experience in ministry

OR

A Charles Sturt University Graduate Certificate in Ministry or equivalent with a Credit average or higher.

Have obtained an Academic IELTS within the last 2 years with: a minimum overall score of 6, no individual score below 5.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Charles Sturt University

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