Flexible Preparation for Leadership
Whether you're interested in a full-time residential graduate program or one that allows you to pursue a degree while you remain in ministry, we offer a program that fits your needs and gives you flexible preparation for wherever your call takes you.

Our Programs

In addition to master's programs designed for broad academic and ministerial preparation, our programs include the Master of Theology (Th.M.) program, suitable for those interested in advanced training or considering further study in a Th.D. or Ph.D. program.
Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
Broad academic preparation for leadership of flourishing ministries, creative institutions, and thriving communities
Hybrid Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
Remote online coursework allows you to participate in deep theological reflection and academic study while continuing to balance professional and personal responsibilities
Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)
Preparation for advanced doctoral studies, nonprofit leadership, lay ministry, teaching, and research
Master of Arts in Christian Practice (M.A.)
Keep your job, build community, discern your future vocation, deepen your spiritual practices, and earn a Duke master’s degree
Master of Theology (Th.M.)
An advanced theological degree for specialized academic or ministerial preparation
Degree-Based Certificates

Customize Your Degree With a Certificate

Duke Divinity School offers a variety of certificates that can be earned alongside our degree programs. These programs give students the opportunity to focus their coursework on a particular area of ministry or study.

Study With World-Renowned Faculty

Scholarship and Service to the Church

Drawn from all over the globe and a broad spectrum of Christian traditions, our faculty share a commitment to teaching and forming students for ministry and to participating in the life of the academy and the church.

Faculty and staff sit in Duke Chapel in regalia during opening convocation

Dual Degrees & Programs

Our 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.
Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work (M.Div./M.S.W.)
A dual-degree program for leadership and service in social agencies of the church and community
Master of Divinity/Master of Public Policy (M.Div./M.P.P.)
A dual-degree program for leadership and service in nonprofits, government, and the community
Master of Theological Studies/Juris Doctorate (M.T.S./J.D.)
A dual-degree program combining the study of law with theological inquiry
Master of Theological Studies/Master of Public Policy (M.T.S./M.P.P)
A dual-degree program for leadership, service, and advocacy in nonprofits, government, and the wider community