Emory University

36 months
42800 USD/year
42800 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Divinity program of Emory University is a professional degree for persons preparing for service in ministry and church leadership, social services and a variety of chaplaincy settings.


The Divinity program of Emory University fosters students’ understanding of church and ministry in the contemporary world, and students’ ability to work meaningfully and creatively in a vocation of religious leadership. It increases students’ knowledge and strengthens their ability to integrate their understanding of the various disciplines of theology and ministry with their experience of the church and the world.

Through their study for a Master of Divinity degree, students will gain:

  • Formation in reflective practices of leadership.
  • Grounding in Christian texts, traditions, theologies and practices.
  • An informed sense of one’s self and one’s ministerial vocation through appropriation and integration.
  • A sense of vocation as practitioners, leaders and public theologians who will be generative of positive change and new possibilities for the church and world.
  • Knowledge and experience of a multi-ethnic, intercultural, ecumenical and religiously diverse world.
  • Skills in critical and imaginative thinking, responsible interpretation and effective communication.
  • Basic proficiency in practical skills for ministry plus specific competencies in pockets of theological expertise.

The selection of an optional concentration allows students to give their degree focus and depth in an area that is of particular interest to them. Students may choose from the following concentrations:

  • Criminal Justice Ministries
  • Formation and Witness
  • Justice, Peacebuilding, and Conflict Transformation
  • Leadership in Church and Community
  • Religion, Health, and Science
  • Religion and Race
  • Scripture and Interpretation
  • Society and Personality
  • Theology and the Arts
  • Theology and Ethics
  • Traditions of the Church

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interpretation of the Old Testament
  • Interpretation of the New Testament
  • History of Early Christian Thought 
  • Systematic Theology
  • Christian Ethics
  • Introduction to Preaching

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Resume
  • Academic Writing Sample
  • Transcripts (all schools attended)
  • Autobiographical Statement
  • Plan of Study Statement
  • 3 Recommendations
  • TOEFL scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21400 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    42800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21400 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.


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