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With a master's degree from Candler, you'll be well-prepared for lay ecclesial ministry, nonprofit leadership, and scholarship in Catholic contexts.

Strengthen Your Leadership Potential

  • Focus your studies and deepen your understanding with a Master of Divinity and concentration in Catholic Studies
  • Enhance your ability to serve as a parish liturgist or catechist, Catholic school teacher, campus minister, nonprofit leader, and more
  • Prepare for doctoral study with world-renowned scholars with a passion for teaching and research
Elevate Your Real-World Ministry

Elevate Your Real-World Ministry

  • Build ministry skills though hands-on training in parish, school, hospital, or nonprofit settings
  • Equip yourself for 21st century ministry at a theology school that embraces ecumenical diversity
  • Receive cutting-edge formation in one of the most diverse and rapidly expanding Catholic conxtexts in the country

The Resources of Emory University

  • Ranked in the top 25 national research universities by U.S. News & World Report
  • Benefit from top scholars, guest lecturers and a Catholic scholarly presence through Candler's Aquinas Center of Theology
  • Generous scholarship support: 100% of MDiv students receive scholarships of at least 50% of tuition