The following information reflects the 2021-2022 academic year.

Academic Programs

  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)
  • Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
  • Joint Degree Programs: MDiv/MA in Bioethics; MDiv/MA in Counseling; MDiv/MA in Education; JD/MDiv; MDiv/MA in Sustainability

Academic Concentrations

  • Interfaith Literacy and Leadership
  • Religious Leadership in Food, Health, and Ecology
  • Sustainability

Student Composition

  • Enrollment: 65
  • Profile
    • 57% identify as female
    • 55% age 30 or under (students range in age from 21 to 66)
    • 42% identify as an ethnic minority
  • Students come from:
    • 56 different colleges and universities and more than 50 educational backgrounds
    • 21 states
    • 25+ religious affiliations


  • 13 full-time faculty

Student-Faculty Ratio

  • 5:1


  • $21,220

Community and Lifelong Learning Opportunities

  • Audit a Course
  • Food, Health, and Ecological Well-Being Program
  • Faith-Based Nonprofit Leadership Program
  • Clergy in Community
  • Thriving in Ministry
  • The Collaborative for Public Religious Leadership
  • The Baptist Commons

Our Alumni

Graduates of the School of Divinity serve in various religious leadership positions and in other fields:

  • 36% in congregational ministry
  • 13% in chaplaincy
  • 11% in non-profit work
  • 10% in education
  • 3% in counseling
  • 6% are completing additional education (PhD, second Masters, etc.)
  • 21% in other fields, including law, physical therapy, spirituality (spiritual direction, healing touch), education (teaching, librarian), career and personal coaching, healthcare and patient relations, small business (locally-owned and operated tea shop, photography), government (patent and licensing division), communications and marketing, banking and investments, publishing, and personal fitness and well-being

Accreditation Information

Wake Forest University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels.  Questions about the accreditation of Wake Forest University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Wake Forest University School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved:

Statement of Educational Effectiveness

Our degree programs prepare students from diverse ministry experiences and theological perspectives for religious leadership. Students are encouraged to engage the rich histories and traditions of Christian congregations and to increase awareness and understanding of issues facing churches in their local and global contexts. Students integrate their knowledge of varied theological and ministry disciplines with what they encounter in ministry settings and in the world.

The school uses a variety of tools to assess its effectiveness in ensuring that students achieve these learning goals:  faculty assessment of individual student performance, evaluative reports from internship supervisors, student subjective assessments of their experience in the degree program as reported via the ATS Graduating Student Questionnaire (GSQ), alumni surveys, and student performance in denominational ordination exams. In conjunction with the University’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness, the school also tracks graduation and placement rates.

The school’s five joint degree programs are also assessed using this assessment plan with adjustments to account for differing degree requirements. 

School of Divinity students are successful in a wide range of ministerial settings following graduation. The results of a survey for the graduating class of 2021 showed 96% were employed or in graduate school six months after graduation. Our graduates are employed in  ministry, education, advocacy, counseling, and the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.