Each year, the Divinity School welcomes international students to our community. International students comprise 24% of the University community, and come from over 100 countries. 

Masters Applicants

International applicants to our Masters programs should hold a US bachelor’s degree or an equivalent international degree, comprising at least sixteen years of primary, secondary, and university education.

PhD Applicants

International applicants must hold a US master’s degree or an international equivalent in a field of inquiry related to thier intended study in the Divinity School. The master’s degree should also include  coursework in the academic study of religion.

Test Scores

International applicants for all programs at the Divinity School must submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Testing System (IELTS) in addition to scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Campus Resources

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is dedicated to enhancing a vibrant international community and to fostering cross-cultural experience.  OIA also supports admitted international students through the VISA process.

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