Master of Arts (Spiritual Direction)

Summary information

Course title

Master of Arts (Spiritual Direction)

Postnominals

MA(SD)

CRICOS code

080412F

Colleges

  • Jesuit College of Spirituality
  • Stirling Theological College
  • Whitley College

Overseas students

Yes

AQF level

Level 9 – Masters Degree

Study mode

  • On campus

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Duration

Two years full-time or up to six years part-time.

Cost of study

The MA(SD) requires completion of 12 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2017 are $2286 per unit or $13716 for a full-time year (6 units).

Detailed information

What is this course about

The Master of Arts (Spiritual Direction) enables students to acquire a deep and broad understanding of key themes and methodologies in spiritual direction and to integrate knowledge of the field.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts (Spiritual Direction) are able to demonstrate:

  1. a critical and integrated understanding of theology and biblical studies as they apply to the ministry of spiritual direction;
  2. a critical awareness of issues pertaining to spiritual direction as a ministry in the church and advanced skills in the ministry of spiritual direction;
  3. creativity and initiative in integrating knowledge and skills of spiritual direction, and the capacity to apply them to new situations in ministry and/or further learning;
  4. the ability to communicate key ideas and apply problem-solving techniques at an advanced level in spiritual direction;
  5. the development of skills relevant to tertiary study in the humanities; to read, think, and interpret critically; to write coherently, with the ability to develop an argument drawing on a range of appropriate resources; to work cooperatively as part of a group; and to present information orally;
  6. skilled use of electronic databases, journals and other scholarly literature;
  7. the ability to plan and execute a substantial research essay, integrative essay, supervised project, or synthesis.

Follow on study

Admission

Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2017 close on Friday 17 February 2017.
Admissions for second semester 2017 close on Friday 21 July 2017.

Eligibility requirements

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

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Master of Arts (Spiritual Direction) consists of 180 points comprised of:

a)   90 points of Foundational units comprised of:

i)    60 points in the discipline of Spiritual Direction

ii)   15 points in the discipline of Systematic Theology

iii)  15 points in the discipline of Biblical Studies

and either

b)   75 points of Elective units in the disciplines of Spiritual Direction and Spirituality and one Capstone unit of 15 points in Spiritual Direction

or

c)    60 points of Elective units in the disciplines of Spiritual Direction and Spirituality and one Capstone unit of 30 points in Spiritual Direction.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Masters gown

Headwear

Black trencher

Hood

Stewart Blue

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