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

Rigorous Academics, Abundant Choices

  • Choose from 6 degrees, including Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Religion and Public Life, Master of Theology, Master of Religious Leadership, and Doctor of Ministry
  • Ten dual degree options with bioethics, business, development practice, law, public health, and social work
  • Learn online or on campus with flexible formats in MDiv, MRL, MRPL, and DMin programs
  • Tailor your degree to your interests with specialty concentrations like chaplaincy, conflict transformation, criminal justice ministries, and church and community leadership
A World of Possibilities

A World of Possibilities

  • Prepare to serve as a chaplain, church leader, pastoral counselor, community organizer, nonprofit executive, teacher, scholar, and more
  • Sharpen your ministry skills through experiential learning in churches, hospitals, and nonprofits
  • Clarify your calling through spiritual formation, reflection groups, and mentoring
  • Live and practice ministry in the vibrant, globally connected city of Atlanta, home of The Carter Center, the CDC, CARE, and the General Board of Global Ministries of the UMC

The Resources of Emory University

  • Ranked in the top 25 national research universities by U.S. News & World Report
  • Generous scholarships: 98% of all students receive scholarship support, with 100% of MDiv students receiving at least 50% of tuition, and all certified candidates for UM ordination receiving full tuition
  • Study with world-renowned faculty who are also highly accessible thanks to our low 6:1 student-faculty ratio
  • Take classes across the university for interdisciplinary learning--more than 300 Emory have research interests related to religion