The Office of Admissions staff looks forward to talking with you about these opportunities and connecting you with an alumni, faculty, or current student to give you a fuller glimpse into community life. As you look further at the opportunities here by visiting or starting the application process, we are available to make sure the School of Divinity meets your needs as you prepare for graduate studies in theology and ministry.
“What an exciting time to consider religious leadership – whether that’s congregational ministry, non-profit ministry, chaplaincy, social justice advocacy, vocations that engage science and religion, race and religion, peace-building, food, health and ecology, or many others. We count it a privilege to be on this part of your journey. ” Dr. Shonda R. Jones, Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Services, and Assistant Teaching Professor in Intercultural Theological Education
With interdisciplinary degree options in bioethics, counseling, education, law, management, and sustainability to concentrations in faith and health, to expansive community engagement programming, we are transforming the way religious leaders are educated. With opportunities for community-oriented service, worship arts, social justice advocacy, and activism, you will have opportunities to discern and develop your passions hands-on.
Ours is the Library of Champions: Z. Smith Reynolds Library is a previous recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries Excellence Award. Think Super Bowl, but for libraries. And they have over 95,000 theological holdings and a dedicated librarian for divinity students to help you obtain the information you need.
The Office of Leadership Development at the School of Divinity takes the long-view perspective, helping our students from the time they arrive on campus to find their academic and vocational passions and prepare them for lives of meaning and purpose. It provides seminars and workshops, denominational connections, career counseling, and mock job interviews. 94% of the Class of 2017 are employed or engaged in further graduate study within six months of graduation.
The School of Divinity has been recognized annually by the Center for Faith and Service since 2013 as part of the Seminaries that Change the World. “From our programming to curricular revisions and formation experiences that address the crucial issues of our day, we strive to provide space that is creative and flexible,” says Gail R. O’Day, Dean of the School of Divinity. “This empowerment through conversation is a moral and character-building act that strengthens communities and prepares students to listen and learn, actively.”