The Master of Divinity program (MDiv) offered by the University of Chicago Divinity School prepares its graduates for a "life of public ministry," including congregational ministry, interfaith work, social outreach, and new and emerging forms of religious leadership. At its core is are first year courses on religious leadership, theology, and public life; the second year Arts of Ministry sequence; and the third year individualized ministry thesis project. The field education program provides stipends and support for learning within Chicago's varied communities of worship.
Dual Degree Programs
Dual MDiv/MA degree programs are offered by the University of Chicago Divinity School in partnership with the School of Social Administration, for persons whose professional plans require training in both ministry and social work, and also with the Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy Studies, for those whose professional plans require training in both ministry and public policy. These programs allow students to complete two degrees in four years of full-time coursework. Disciples Divinity House Scholars receive full tuition, housing, and stipendiary support for three years and, typically, some partial support for the fourth year.
The Divinity School and the Law School offer dual degree programs for students whose professional plans require training in both religion and law.