Australian College of Theology

Master of Theology

Course CodeMTh
Course TypePostgraduate Degree (research)
DurationMinimum 1 year (Full Time), or up to 2.5 years (Part Time)
Credit Points96
Thesis30,000 words


The Master of Theology (MTh) course is a research award to be undertaken normally in one field of specialisation within the Department of Bible and Language, Department of Christian Thought, or Department of Ministry and Practice.

From its inauguration the MTh has been used as a research degree for theology graduates who are already engaged in the ministerial profession and are aspiring to be teachers in theological colleges in Australia and overseas.

Graduates of the course may articulate to the ACT ThD, DMin and PhD.

What options do I have after this course?

The Master of Theology can be taken in preparation for research at doctoral level. It can also be used to increase your knowledge so that you may become a teacher of degree or diploma-level units in your specialisation in a school or Bible college.