Wake Forest School of Divinity launches new pathway catering to working professionals

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The Wake Forest School of Divinity adds the MDiv Flex pathway to its premier program offerings. The MDiv Flex provides working professionals an opportunity to pursue theological education with flexibility and convenience through alternative course times and formats. This flexibility makes it possible for students to work and learn full-time. 

“Wake Forest University realizes the challenges that working professionals face. Family, career, and community obligations pull us in many different directions. Professional and civic demands should not diminish one's desire to pursue theological education. At Wake Div, we are excited to expand the opportunity for current and aspiring religious professionals to earn their advanced degree. MDiv Flex enables individuals at any stage of life the flexibility to make their dreams of Divinity School come true.” Jonathan L. Walton, Dean of the School of Divinity

The School of Divinity remains committed to equipping students from an array of personal and professional backgrounds to be religious leaders who are agents of justice, reconciliation and compassion. The MDiv Flex invites a broader range of students to enroll in the Master of Divinity program.

“Our new MDiv Flex pathway is making our program more accessible to those who cannot attend classes during the daytime and will provide the opportunity for more people to engage in our courses and complete the degree in an alternative format of late afternoon, evening, and weekends.” Shonda Jones, Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Integrative Learning

In addition, students enrolled full-time are able to complete the 78-credit hour Master of Divinity degree in three years with course enrollment throughout the Fall, Spring and Summer. “While the majority of the program will remain residential (in-person), the program will include a mix of hybrid and remote learning opportunities, particularly in the summer terms,” said Jones. Eligible students with full-time enrollment will be considered for scholarship awards.

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree stands at the center of the School of Divinity’s degree offerings. The program prepares students from diverse ministry experiences and theological perspectives for religious leadership. The program encourages students to explore the rich histories and traditions of Christianity, to understand the changing social and religious landscape of our times, and to gain awareness and practical experience of the issues facing churches in their local and global contexts.

Those interested in the Wake Forest School of Divinity MDiv Flex program can visit https://divinity.wfu.edu/mdiv-flex/ for more information. 

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