Duke Divinity students come from many different backgrounds and more than 47 different denominations. Some are recent college graduates. Some already have advanced degrees in other disciplines or successful professional careers. For all of our students, seminary is the next step in following God's call to serve. Discernment continues as the Divinity School challenges students to articulate their faith, deepen their understanding of God and the church, and grow in community together.
At a Glance
- 33% of the student body are from underrepresented or non-specified ethnic or racial groups
- 49% of entering M.Div. students identify as female
- 42 states and 13 countries are represented in our student body
- Our students come from United Methodist, Baptist, Anglican/Episcopalian, and more than 44 other denominations and faith traditions
Duke Divinity is United Methodist in tradition, yet from our beginning, we've been ecumenical in teaching and perspective. While some of our beliefs may differ, unity in Christ creates a foundation for students to explore theological differences.
Student Organizations and Clubs
With more than 30 different student clubs, organizations, and activities, our students create community in so many ways. From groups like Student Pastors Association, New Creation Arts, Divinity Veterans, and the Black Students Association to activities including Broadway Revue, Divinity Chorus, and the Divinity Praise Team, you'll find a place to meet others and grow in your calling.
Office of Student Life
The Office of Student Life at Duke Divinity School is dedicated to fostering a vibrant and inclusive student community that supports students as they grow into their calling to serve the church, the academy, and the world. The office coordinates a variety of events and programs designed to enhance the educational and community environment of the Divinity community.
Serving the Church
Duke Divinity is forming leaders for the Church. We meet people where they are at in their discernment process and provide guidance and mentoring and the highest quality theological education. Our students receive a solid foundation and go on to serve as pastors, professors, chaplains, nonprofit directors, and more.