The Wake Forest University School of Divinity provides an integrative, multi-disciplinary approach to theological education. One of our aims is to equip women and men to be public religious leaders. Several concentrations within the Master of Divinity degree offer courses that allow students to develop skills and gain 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 School encourages students by the end of their second full semester of study (or after completing 18-24 credit hours) in the MDiv program to declare a concentration by submitting a proposal to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Once the concentration proposal is approved, each student in a concentration works with her or his adviser to design an appropriate course of study.

Currently, the following areas of concentration are available:

Well-Being and Religious Leadership

  • With concentrations in
    • Food and Faith
    • Faith and Health of the Public


  • With the Wake Forest University Department of Education, the School of Divinity offers a concentration within the MDiv degree designed to enable students who already hold teaching certificates to qualify for a North Carolina Master’s level certification.


  • With the Wake Forest University Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability, the School of Divinity offers a certificate that provides students with exposure to sustainability issues in the natural science, social sciences and humanities, business management, and law and policy.