Charles Sturt University

18 months
20000 AUD/year
15600 AUD/year
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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.

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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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Reflective Practice in Contemporary Ministry
  • Supervision in Ministry
  • Guided Research in Ministry 
  •  Church Governance and Management
  • Christian Chaplaincy in Context
  • Applied Principles of Church Leadership
  • Practical Studies in Liturgy and Worship
  • Contemporary Issues in Practical Theology
  • Contemporary Mission and Evangelism
  • Public Theology for Ministry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


96 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS CODE: 042758F (Canberra, United Theological College)

Candidates for admission to the Master of Ministry shall:

  • have an undergraduate degree in Theology from a recognised Australian university or equivalent; or hold the Graduate Diploma of Theology with a Credit average or higher; 
  • have at least two years full-time professional experience in ministry.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20000 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    15600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15600 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.


Australian Government Scholarships for International Students: The Australian government offers various scholarships for international students to study at Australian universities

Emergency Equity Food Vouchers: Provides assistance to students in need of immediate support to purchase food and personal items

Research Scholarships: Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for new and existing students

Scholarships offered by other bodies: A range of scholarships are available from other bodies, across a range of disciplines available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students including research, equal opportunity, cultural, academic, equity, and sporting criteria

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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