Avondale University

Master of Arts

Avondale University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 02731D

The Master of Arts provides postgraduate education to Christian leaders through three specialisations; pastoral leadership, chaplaincy studies and theology/biblical studies. The degree equips students for greater effectiveness in ministry to churches, schools, hospitals and the wider community. There are three core units - Graduate Studies in Biblical Spirituality (CMIN51100, Theology, Theory and Practice of Leadership for Ministry (THBB56600), and Discipleship and Disciple-making

Designed for

Those wishing to provide further academic education at postgraduate level in biblical studies, theology, pastoral studies and mission for clergy and lay people in an Adventist setting


Twelve units, of six credit points each (or equivalent), studied over four years part time, from one of three specialisations, to total 72 credit points.


  • Pastoral Leadership, Chaplaincy studies, Theology/Biblical studies,

Standard entry requirements

  • An Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 7 bachelor of ministry and theology, bachelor of theology, bachelor of arts (in theology), bachelor of arts/bachelor of teaching, or equivalent from an accredited university or higher education provider
  • OrAn overseas ministry or theology qualification comparable to an Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 7 or higher

Study pathways

Students who have completed appropriate postgraduate level coursework in other courses at Avondale or in other accredited tertiary institutions may be admitted to the MA course with advanced standing up to the equivalent of 50% of the MA award.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Lake Macquarie International: $40,860 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 2 years

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