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
Fifteen Years of Prison Studies at Duke Divinity School
April 17, 2024
This year marks 15 years of transformative experiences intertwining prison and the academy at Duke Divinity School.

Several dozen Duke Divinity students learned about church governance, met with bishops, and expressed hope for their vocational call in a course to prepare for the United Methodist Church General Conference.

Congregations that remained with the United Methodist Church in North Carolina during a 2019 schism over gay marriage and ordaining LGBTQ+ clergy are more politically and theologically diverse than those that left, according to a report by the Religion & Social Change Lab at Duke.

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.

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. 
- (Occurs on 8 dates)

The Institute of the Americas offers an opportunity for interdisciplinary theological and contextual formation around transformation and reconciliation.


Duke Divinity School will hold a Cross Service for graduating hybrid 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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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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