An exhilarating interplay of intellectual and religious perspectives characterizes the Divinity School. Master's and doctoral students have a common graduate faculty. They study with world-renowned scholars of religion.
The Divinity School’s interreligious, interdisciplinary environment informs all degree programs. MDiv students learn the arts of ministry and religious leadership—worship and ritual, speaking and preaching, pastoral care, community leadership—as practices that require knowledge from diverse disciplines as well as a high degree of vision and artistry. Students in the MA program receive a grounding in various approaches to graduate work in religion and may petition for admission to the Ph.D. program in their second year. PhD 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.