Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Master of Theological Studies

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

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

The Master of Theological Studies offers a sophisticated, broad-based grounding across theology, and philosophy within the Catholic tradition. You will advance your knowledge and skills, engaging deeply with the Catholic intellectual tradition, and its relevance in the twenty-first century.The program offers a wide range of specialisations, as well as the opportunity to study across the breadth of the discipline without electing a specific specialisation. Available specialisations include:


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 2023 Admission.


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

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Blacktown (St Josephine Bakhita) International: $46,799 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) International: $46,800 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $46,800 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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