Focus on Your Faith

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Candler's Catholic Studies Program lets you focus on your faith as you prepare for lay ecclesial ministry, nonprofit leadership, academic study in Catholic contexts, and more. Scholarships available. Join us for a virtual info session on March 22 to explore online learning options.

Hone Your Leadership Potential

  • Join us on Tues., March 22 at 12:00 p.m. (EDT) for a virtual info session exploring Candler's online learning options. Register here.
  • Enhance your ability to serve as a parish liturgist, catechist, Catholic school teacher, campus minister, nonprofit leader, advocate, lay chaplain and more. 
  • Build ministry skills through 2+ years of mentor-led, hands-on training in parish, school, hospital, or nonprofit settings for the Master of Divinity or Master of Religious Leadership program.
  • Prepare for doctoral study with world-renowned scholars with a passion for teaching and research in the Master of Theological Studies or Master of Divinity program.
Expand Your World

Expand Your World

  • Receive cutting-edge formation in one of the most diverse and rapidly growing Catholic contexts in the country.
  • Equip yourself for 21st century ministry at a theology school that embraces ecumenical diversity and interfaith cooperation.
  • Study at a top-tier research university that welcomes religion and theology as key partners in critical conversations.
  • Take classes across Emory University for an interdisciplinary approach, or go even deeper with a dual degree in bioethics, business, international development, law, public health, or social work.

The Resources of Emory University

  • Ranked in the top 25 national research universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Benefit from a vibrant Catholic scholarly presence through guest lectures and events from Candler's Aquinas Center of Theology.
  • Generous scholarships: ALL MDiv, MRL, MTS students receive at least 50% of tuition, and qualified MDivs with a concentration in Catholic Studies are eligible for 75% of tuition.
  • Final application deadline for Fall 2022 is July 1. Apply early for the best scholarship opportunities.