This Week: April 15 - 19

Published: April 15, 2013

An integrative, multi-disciplinary approach to theological education.


The Wake Forest University School of Divinity offers an integrative, multi-disciplinary approach to theological education. One of our curricular aims is to equip women and men to be public religious leaders. Several newly developed concentrations within the Master of Divinity degree emphasize skills and knowledge specific to particular fields of study and areas of religious leadership. While concentrations are not required, students can choose a concentration that allows them to explore in greater depth areas of particular interest. Each concentration includes several required foundational courses along with related internship and capstone requirements. The curriculum for each concentration attends to the distinctive perspectives that faith communities can contribute to public conversations regarding each of the concentration area. Courses are also designed to equip students to be effective advocates for change.

Beginning with the Fall Term 2013, students can concentrate in one of three areas:

  • Food and Faith
  • Faith and the Health of the Public
  • Education

The first two concentration areas are part of the school’s new Well-Being and Religious Leadership Program. Additional information about this program and the related concentrations can be found here. The Education Concentration is being offered through a partnership with the University’s Department of Education and enables students who already hold a teaching certification to qualify for a North Carolina master’s level certification. Additional information about the Education Concentration can be found here.

The School encourages interested students to declare a concentration by the end of their second full semester of study by submitting a proposal to the Office of the Academic Dean. Proposal guidelines are available through the Office of the Academic Dean.



Last Day of Classes May 1
Spring Semester Final Exams May 3 – 9
Summer Session I May 29 – July 3
Summer Session II July 8 – August 10


Project Chapel

On Friday, Project Chapel will host Voices in the Whirlwind, a Worship Experience and Open Mic Night. Join us at 7:00pm in the Lower Auditorium. 


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Blessings on the week ahead,

  Jill Crainshaw
  Associate Dean for Academic Affairs