The Spiritual Center of a Great Research University
Duke Divinity School’s mission is to engage in spiritually disciplined and academically rigorous education in service and witness to the Triune God in the midst of the church, the academy, and the world.
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World-Renowned Faculty
Our faculty are known for their innovative scholarship and faithful service to the church.
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Interdisciplinary Initiatives
Our centers drive theological engagement and interdisciplinary collaboration to solve real-world problems.
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Field Education
Contextual learning opportunities—many of which are paid—in churches and organizations locally, across the country, and around the world are central to our M.Div. program.
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Houses of Study
Our houses of study prepare students for service—and ordination—in the communities and denominations where they'll serve.
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Our Programs

Flexible. Customizable. Rigorous.

We help you answer God's call—wherever that call takes you—with programs that combine academic excellence with the real-world experience you need to be an innovative leader in the church and the world.

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Research and scholarship that impacts the world
The 50th Anniversary of the Duke Divinity School Women's Center
March 20, 2024
The Women's Center, established 50 years ago at Duke Divinity School, serves as both a healing place for women-identifying people and as an educational space for everyone in the Divinity School community.

The Sankofa Alumni Preaching Series, established in 2014 during Black History Month, is hosted by the Office of Black Church Studies to celebrate the distinct contributions of the school’s alumni of African descent.

The new certificate is designed to engage students in the study of the global Catholic experience, practices, and teachings over the centuries and in the present.

A national leader in the study of homiletics, Powery has ensured that Duke Chapel continues to be a centerpiece of the community both at Duke and in Durham. Read more in Duke Today.

Upcoming Events

Wed, May 15, 2024 | 8am - Fri, May 17, 2024 | 8pm

Summer Institute for Reconciliation

The Summer Institute for Reconciliation will center on content with a biblical vision of reconciliation that inspires the transformation of communities and relationships. Church leaders will learn frameworks of reconciliation that are practical, contextual, and theological. 
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The Asian House of Studies is hosting a 'Meet and Greet' event in collaboration with the Asian Ministries Committee of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. AMC pastors, who are Duke Divinity alumni, will provide lunch and be available for fellowship and to answer questions about ministry.

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Duke Divinity School will hold a Cross Service for graduating residential students with the Rev. Dr. Laceye Warner preaching.

Our Campus

At the Heart of Duke University

As part of a world-class research institution, Duke Divinity School offers opportunities other institutions can't match.

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Durham, N.C., "Bull City," has been named one of the top 10 places to live by U.S. News and Report

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Edgardo Colon-Emeric speaks during an alumni luncheon event

Continuing Education

From courses to certificate programs, in-person events to self-paced online learning, we invite you to make learning a lifelong endeavor.

Hybrid Degrees & Certificates

With our flexible hybrid online degrees and certificates, you won't have to relocate or leave your current work to engage in deep theological study that will transform your faith and practice.

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