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Master of Spiritual Direction

This award enables students to acquire and apply an advanced knowledge of the theological and scriptural foundations for spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. This awards offers a pathway to the professional practice of spiritual direction.

Course Load
12 standard postgraduate units
Study Mode
Classroom, Mixed, Online
Full-time: 2 years / Part-time: (up to) 6 years
Semester Load
1–3 units
Overseas Students
Open to student visa holders
Course Regulations

Visit the University of Divinity website for the comprehensive Master of Spiritual Direction academic course outline


The information presented here is a general guide only and not a substitute for personal course advice. Contact our Dean to arrange a time to discuss your study interests

Course Structure

4 Units (Field D) Spiritual Direction Foundational
1 Units (Field B) Biblical Studies Foundational
1 Units (Field C) Christian Thought, or Church History Foundational
4 Units (Field D) Spiritual Direction, Spirituality, and Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies (Elective or Praxis)
1 Units Elective
1 Units Capstone, or 2 Unit Research Essay