Duke Divinity School is known for rigorous academic training. But we never view academic study as an intellectual exercise for its own sake. Our seven degree programs help you answer God's call—wherever that call takes you. In addition, three joint degree programs are available to students through partnerships with Duke Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke Law School, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work.

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The Divinity School Library

World-Class Resources

The Divinity School Library boasts a collection of more than 400,000 volumes in the fields of religion and related disciplines and affords a wealth of material for the seminary student. An integral part of the university’s library system, which possesses more than 6,200,000 volumes, the Divinity School Library also subscribes to over 700 religious periodicals, offers study facilities for students in its reading rooms, and houses a reference collection in religion.

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Customize Your Degree with a Certificate

In-Depth Study

Duke Divinity School offers numerous certificates that help students customize degrees to fit their interests. Students can receive specific training in a particular denomination, such as the Certificate in Anglican Studies or the Certificate in Baptist Studies. Other certificates provider a deeper focus on other issues, such as the Certificate in Black Church Studies; the Certificate in Gender, Sexuality, Theology and Ministry; the Certificate in Prison Studies; and the Certificate in Theology and the Arts.