Forming Leaders for the Church and the World

Duke Divinity School's approach to theological education combines excellence in scholarship with a strong commitment to the church. Come be a part of all that God is doing in and through us.

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Outstanding Academic Programs

You'll be prepared for transformational leadership and service to God's call through one of our five masters and two doctoral degree programs. In addition, three joint degree programs are available to M.Div. and M.T.S. students through partnerships with Duke Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke Law School, and the University of North Carolina School of Social Work. Learn more about our programs.

Learn from Distinguished Faculty

At Duke Divinity School, you'll be immersed in world-class theological inquiry with one of the world's strongest divinity school faculties. Drawn from all over the globe and a broad spectrum of Christian traditions, these men and women share a commitment to teaching and to the church and ministry.

Engage in Spiritual and Ministerial Formation

Students enrolled in our M.Div., M.T.S., and M.A.C.P. participate in year-long spiritual formation experiences to pray and reflect theologically on the nature of Christian service. Taking to heart the words of John Wesley—"The world is my parish"—you'll engage in field education experiences where you practice the concepts you learn in the classroom in real-world pastoral settings across the country and world.

Join a Vibrant Community

Joining our community means becoming part of a diverse student body from an array of backgrounds and experiences. Students range in age from their 20s to 70s and include recent college graduates, second- and third-career changers, those newly discerning their call to ministry, and seasoned pastors seeking to further enrich their ministry.

Engage questions of human flourishing and death in our Theology, Medicine, and Culture initiative. Join African leaders working for healing in the African Great Lakes Region with the Center for Reconciliation. Explore the role of arts in theology through Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts. The Divinity School's initiatives and centers combine scholarship with service and create interdisciplinary links with Duke's other professional schools and with the needs of society.

As a student, you will have access to all Duke University offers, from a wide variety of courses at Duke and through inter-institutional registration, to world-class libraries, lectures by leading thinkers, outstanding recreation facilities, a thriving arts community, network of campus organizations, and tickets to exciting collegiate athletic events.

Preparation for Your Ministry

Duke Divinity School will prepare you for transformational and innovative leadership in ministry to serve God, the church, and the world. Our graduates serve in more than three dozen countries and all 50 states. They serve in parish-based ministry as pastors, music ministers, Christian educators, mission coordinators, youth ministers, and church planters. Others serve in ministries like teaching, counseling, faith-based advocacy, non-profit organization work, university press work, and academic positions.