Duke Divinity supports and encourages interdisciplinary study, which includes the pursuit of dual-degree programs. The Divinity School officially offers two dual-degree programs:
- Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work (M.Div./M.S.W.) with the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work
- Master of Theological Studies/Juris Doctor (M.T.S./J.D.) with the Duke School of Law.
Those interested in dual-degree programs are required to pursue admission to each school independently, and upon successful admission to both programs, are enrolled as dual-degree students.
There are several other possible programs of dual-degree study that students may pursue by communicating with the associate dean for academic programs. Students in the past have sought to partner their M.Div. or M.T.S. degree with a degree from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, Nicholas School of Environment, or Fuqua School of Business, as well as other Master’s degree programs offered by Duke University. Pursuing a dual-degree outside of the two official programs requires acceptance of admission and permission from both schools.