SERVING AND PROSPECTIVE CLERGY
Clergy Track courses focus on currently serving clergy (in-service) and men preparing for ordination (pre-service) in the Orthodox Church.
The academic content of the track is at seminary level.
*Enrolment in this track, whether as a cleric or pre-service candidate, is subject to the blessing of the applicant’s Ruling Bishop. Pre-service candidates are expected to participate actively in the life of their local parish and will be partnered with a clerical mentor for the duration of their course.
Bachelor of Theology
The normal qualification is the Bachelor of Theology.
This is a three year full-time, or up to nine years part-time, qualification that covers the areas of knowledge required for ordained service.
For the structure of the Clergy Track BTh see here.
Diploma in Theology
The Diploma in Theology is one year full-time, up to four years part-time.
It is a basic qualification ideal for:
Serving clergy without a formal theological qualification who are unable to commit to an extended course of study;
Clergy wanting a "refresher" course;
Clergy with a theological qualification from a non-Orthodox institution who seek a structured foundation specifically in Orthodox faith and practice; and
Mature-age pre-service candidates or others who due to their circumstances are unable to commit to an extended course of study.
Master of Theological Studies
Clergy Track candidates with previous tertiary qualifications in theology may be admitted to the Master of Theological Studies.