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.

Admission to a Concentration
The School of Divinity encourages students to declare a concentration as soon as possible in their course of study in the MDiv program by submitting a Declaration of Concentration form to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Once approved, each student works with the concentration track director to design an appropriate course of study.

Currently, the following areas of concentration are available:

Religious Leadership in Food, Health, and Ecology

  • With three available tracks in
    • Food
    • Health
    • Ecology


  • 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 sciences, social sciences and humanities, business management, and law and policy.