At Duke Divinity School, we form students for ministry in a variety of ways: through coursework, worship, workshops, field education, spiritual formation groups, Commissioning and Full Connection seminars, houses of study, and denominational associations.
In all of our programs, a thoughtful and imaginative engagement with Scripture and tradition, rigorous reflection, and interaction with people’s experiences and the dynamics of the contemporary world come together to form a community of reflective practitioners and leaders for the Church.
Formational and Denominational Support
Our houses of study help prepare you for service—and ordination—in the communities and denominations in which you’ll serve. They include the Baptist House of Studies, Anglican Episcopal House of Studies, Office of Black Church Studies, Methodist House, Presbyterian/Reformed House of Studies, and Hispanic House of Studies.
We build paid field education internships into our three-year M.Div. program, so students receive practical experience and training as a complement to work done in the classroom.
Programs for Clergy & Laity
Duke Divinity School hosts a number of training programs, conferences, and workshops to help new and experienced clergy and laity grow in their vocations, including Full Connection seminars, the Institute of Preaching, and Study Leave for Ministry Professionals. See UMC Training Programs and Clergy/Laity Training & Programs.