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.
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.


Latest News

Research and scholarship that impacts the world
Portraits of the Class of 2024
May 7, 2024
Our graduating students have come to Duke Divinity from a variety of communities and faith traditions to prepare for a wide range of ministries. Here are some snapshots of the Class of 2024. 

King Charles of England has approved Bretherton's appointment, which includes ordination as a Canon of the Cathedral and duties as a Church of England priest. Bretherton will also assume the role of director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life.

The grant from the Office of the Provost will support Dr. Wilson's project, which addresses the Black maternal health crisis in North Carolina by engaging bioethics, healthcare, and Black churches. Read more from the Duke Office of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Kevin Hart will be the Jo Rae Wright University Distinguished Professor and Aaron Griffith will be assistant professor of American church history.

Upcoming Events

Mon, Oct 14 - Tue, Oct 15, 2024

Convocation and Pastors' School

The annual Convocation & Pastors’ School is an intensive multi-day conference that offers lectures, worship, alumni gatherings, and seminars for Christian leaders of all traditions.

AI Ethics, Human Flourishing & Trust in Health Care. How are our imaginations deepened when the humanities and the sciences enter into a conversation?


The Convocation on the Rural Church is an annual opportunity for pastors from the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Conferences of the United Methodist Church to discuss issues that are important in transforming rural churches and communities and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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

About Duke and Durham
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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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