Prepare for a career in religious leadership both in traditional ministerial professions and in new and emerging forms of ministry.
You will gain a broad foundational knowledge about religion through a sequence of courses designed to establish a breadth of competence in religious studies, including a thorough understanding of scriptural, historical, and theological foundations for ministry. The program welcomes students from a wide variety of faith communities, including Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and secular humanist students. You will be able to take courses offered by the city’s several theological schools, and to engage in training and learning experiences throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.
Work at The University of Chicago Divinity School encompasses the full range of the academic study of religion. View our diverse areas of study and research in full.
Designed for religious leaders from a variety of faith communities who wish to serve in diverse contexts, and who will continue to learn and grow in the lifelong practice of religious leadership.
Offered by the University of Chicago’s (opens in new tab) Divinity School.