Joining our community means becoming part of a diverse student body from an array of backgrounds and experiences. Students range in age from their 20s to 70s and include recent college graduates, second- and third-career changers, those newly discerning their vocational call, and seasoned pastors seeking to further enrich their ministry.
Why I Came to Duke
Making Your Education Affordable
Duke Divinity School awards more than $8 million in institutional scholarships and support to our students each year. Every M.Div., M.T.S., M.A., D.Min., and Th.D. student receives scholarship support, and we’re unique in our ability to provide funding for up to three field education internships for M.Div. students, resulting in as much as $30,000 in additional support. The M.Div. program also offers many fellowships that provide tuition support, including the Thriving Communities Fellowship, which provides full tuition.
Follow Your Passion
Engage questions of human flourishing and death in our Theology, Medicine, and Culture initiative. Join African leaders working for peace in the African Great Lakes Region with the Center for Reconciliation. Explore the role of arts in theology through Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts. The Divinity School's initiatives and centers combine scholarship with service and create interdisciplinary links with Duke's other professional schools and with the needs of society.
Support for Your Academic Success
Duke Divinity School gives you the support you need to succeed, from a pre-orientation workshop that introduces the fundamentals of theological thought and writing, to ongoing academic workshops throughout the year, to tutors who are available to work with students one-on-one.
As a student, you’ll have access to all Duke University offers, from a wide variety of courses at Duke to world-class libraries, lectures by leading thinkers, outstanding recreation facilities, a thriving arts community, a network of campus organizations, and tickets to exciting collegiate athletic events.