Partnership with the Divinity School
An exhilarating interplay of intellectual and religious perspectives characterizes the Divinity School. Ministry and doctoral students have a common graduate faculty. They study with world-renowned scholars of religion.
The Divinity School’s interreligious, interdisciplinary environment informs both ministerial and doctoral studies. Ministry students learn the "arts of ministry"—preaching and worship, pastoral care, community leadership and change—as practices that require knowledge from diverse disciplines as well as a high degree of vision and artistry. Students in the A.M. program receive grounding in various approaches to graduate work in religion; A.M. students may petition for Ph.D. admission in their second year. Ph.D. students pursue their work in one of eleven areas of study.
The Disciples Divinity House and the Divinity School are part of one of the world's great intellectual communities: the University of Chicago. At the University of Chicago persons have the opportunity and the obligation to test their ideas and to take up their vocations in relation to great human needs and aspirations. Citizens of this community, faculty and students alike, believe that knowledge is advanced through interdisciplinary research and teaching. Divinity students have access to the resources of the renowned humanities and social science graduate divisions, and of the distinguished professional schools of medicine, law, social work, public policy, and business.