Application Deadlines

  • PhD Program: December 17
  • PhD Program for current Divinity School MA, MDiv and recent alumni (within 2 years): January 15th
  • MA | M.Div Programs: January 15 (Priority); April 15 (Round 2); August 1 (Round 3)*
  • Domestic AMRS Applications: October 15 (Winter admission); January 15 (Spring admission); April 15 (Autumn admission)
  • International AMRS Applications: October 15 (Spring admissions); January 15 (Autumn admission); April 15 (Winter admission)

PhD and Masters priority admission and aid decisions are released in early March. Masters second round admission and aid decisions are released in early May, and final round decisions are released by August 15.

*Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible for round 3 consideration.

Masters Program Application Materials

  • Divinity School Application for Graduate Admission
  • Personal statement reflecting intellectual influences and professional goals
  • Academic transcripts from every institution attended
  • At least three letters of recommendation with at least two letters from faculty members
  • Official Scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) – School code 1832
  • Current CV or resume
  • Writing sample, not to exceed 15 pages, encouraged but not required
  • Application fee: $75 (waiver available)
  • All international applicants: Scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). See our International Admissions page for more information. 

Doctoral Program Application Materials

  • Divinity School Application for Graduate Admission
  • Personal essay outlining research agenda and proposed course of study
  • Academic transcripts from every institution attended
  • At least three letters of recommendation with at least two letters from faculty members from your graduate program
  • Official Scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) – School code 1832
  • Current CV or resume
  • Writing sample, not to exceed 25 pages 
  • Application fee:  $75 (waiver available)
  • All international applicants: Scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). See our International Admissions page for more information. 
  • Current UChicago Divinity Students: Contact the Dean of Students office for application instructions.  

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