The Presbyterian/Reformed House of Studies participates in the mission of Duke Divinity School, which seeks to form persons to serve and bear witness to the Triune God in the church, the academy, and the world. Its unique role is to nurture the Reformed Christian community at the Divinity School by supporting and cultivating students as persons, pastors, and leaders in the life of the Reformed Christian tradition.


"I will always be grateful for the ways the Reformed/Presbyterian House has supported and transformed me. In my time at Duke Divinity, I have found comfort and joy in this welcoming community of students and experienced the opportunity to grow into my Reformed identity as I seek ordination in the Presbyterian Church. The House has provided me a home at Duke Divinity. The grace of our Triune God is present in this home—I am thankful for the ways the House nurtures a community of faith, embodying inclusive love of all."

Alli Buikema, Matt Cooper, and Carter Reif are photographed in front of the Westbrook building

Presbyterian Scholarships

Support for Study

A number of external scholarships are available specifically for Presbyterian students to support their studies. In addition, Presbyterian and Reformed students are eligible for a variety of Divinity School scholarships as well as funded field education placements.

Nurturing Student Growth

The house seeks to commend Christian life and ministry that is catholic and evangelical (in the classic sense of both words); forming a love in students for Reformed communions, especially for their uniqueness and what they share with other communions; and encouraging and equipping students to be insightful about the challenges facing Reformed churches, and also to eagerly and confidently address those challenges.

The Presbyterian/Reformed House of Studies provides opportunities for fellowship, networking, mentorship, scholarship, and post-graduation placements for students who broadly identify with the Reformed tradition. House events bring together students, staff, local clergy, professors, and other leaders for fellowship and theological discussion. House leaders advocate to ensure students make progress on their academic pathway as well as toward completion of their ordination requirements.