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Master of Spiritual Direction

  • Masters (Coursework)

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
096385F
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$15,840 per year

About this course

The Master of Spiritual Direction enables students to acquire advanced knowledge of the theological and scriptural foundations of approaches to spiritual direction in the Christian tradition, and to apply this knowledge in professional practice.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

Study locations

Stirling Theological College

Whitley College

Jesuit College of Spirituality

What you will learn

Graduates of the Master of Spiritual Direction:

  1. have advanced knowledge of the theological and spiritual foundations of approaches to spiritual direction in the Christian tradition, and of the relation of the discipline to broader theological studies
  2. have mastery of skills to reflect critically on giving guidance to an individual's spiritual experience in the light of key themes, traditions and approaches in spirituality
  3. have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions and professional decisions about themes, traditions and approaches in spiritual direction
  4. apply knowledge of themes, traditions and approaches in spiritual direction with creativity and initiative to professional practice and for further learning
  5. apply relevant theological and hermeneutical skills through the execution of a substantial research-based project, capstone experience or piece of scholarship.

Course structure

The Master of Spiritual Direction consists of 288 points comprised of:

  • 96 points of Foundational units in the discipline of Spiritual Direction
  • 24 points of Foundational units in the discipline of Biblical Studies
  • 24 points of Foundational units in the discipline of Systematic Theology or in the discipline of Church History
  • 96 points of Elective or Praxis units in the disciplines of Spiritual Direction, Spirituality and Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
  • Either one Capstone unit of at least 24 points in Spiritual Direction or the unit RQ9748M Minor Thesis
  • Further Foundational, Elective, Praxis or Capstone units in the disciplines of Spiritual Direction and Spirituality.