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With a degree from Candler, you'll be ready to serve wherever God leads.

Rigorous Academics, Abundant Choices

  • Choose from 16 degrees, including a Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Religious Leadership, and 90% online Doctor of Ministry
  • Tailor your degree to your interests with 14 concentrations, including Justice, Peacebuilding, and Conflict Transformation or Chaplaincy, 7 certificates, and 10 dual degrees
Elevate Your Real-World Ministry

Elevate Your Real-World Ministry

  • Enhance your ability to serve as a chaplain, church leader, pastoral counselor, community organizer, nonprofit executive, and more
  • Build ministry skills through supervised internships in churches, hospitals, and nonprofits
  • Live and practice ministry in the vibrant, globally connected city of Atlanta

The Resources of Emory University

  • Ranked in the top 25 national research universities by U.S. News & World Report
  • Generous scholarship support: 100% of MDiv students receive scholarships of at least 50% of tuition, and full tuition for all certified candidates for ordination in the UMC
  • Study with world-renowned faculty who are also highly accessible thanks to a 6:1 student-faculty ratio