This Week: April 7 – 11

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 concentrations and one certificate program 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 at least one required foundational course 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. 

Master of Divinity 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 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.

Students can also earn a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability. The Wake Forest Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES) and the School of Divinity provide students with exposure to sustainability issues through this certificate program. The certificate requires the completion of 12 credit hours in coursework related to natural science, social sciences and humanities, business management, and law and policy. An application is required.  Additional information about the sustainability certificate and application instructions can be found here

The School of Divinity encourages interested students to declare a concentration by the end of their second full semester of study. Students can submit a statement of intent by completing a form online. >>Complete the concentration declaration form now.

Academic News

Last Day of Classes Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Spring Exam Schedule Review here.
Summer Session I May 27 – July 3, 2014
Summer Session II July 8 – August 9, 2014


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Blessings for the week ahead,

  Jill Crainshaw
  Associate Dean for Academic Affairs