CSU’s Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies offers a graduate pathway into theological study for students with an undergraduate degree. It encourages and fosters the search for meaning and spiritual depth in the context of cultural and religious pluralism in contemporary Australia.
This course provides a foundational component of training for ministry in the church and offers students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the Bible and theology. It consists of eight subjects (64 points) with four core subjects and four electives. Students can choose to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Theology upon completion of four subjects. This course also articulates into the Master of Arts (Theological Studies).
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- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
- On-campus (Canberra)
Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree from an approved tertiary institution, other than an undergraduate degree in Theology.
To enrol, students apply directly to Charles Sturt University.
The course consists of 8 subjects (4 core subjects and 4 restricted electives).
- Introduction to Christian Theology
- Introduction to New Testament Studies
- Introduction to Old Testament Studies
- Early Church History
Restricted Elective Options
- Anglican Foundations
- Being the Church
- Biblical Hebrew 1
- Biblical Hebrew 2
- Biblical Hebrew 3
- Christian Ministry
- Christianity in Australian History
- Ecological Theology
- Global Christianity since 1700
- God and Humanity
- Jesus the Christ
- Mission, Evangelism and Apologetics
- New Testament Greek 1
- New Testament Greek 2
- Old Testament History and Narrative
- Pastoral Care
- Practical Theology
- Sacramental Theology
- The Diaconate
- The European Reformations
- The Pentateuch
- The Synoptic Gospels
- The Triune God
- Theological Ethics
- World Religions and Christian Theology
The Graduate Diploma of Theology provides a good grounding in Theology. It has also been a requirement for ordination to the Anglican Canberra and Goulburn Diaconate.