Master of Arts in Divinity (MA)

Program Length   

The MA course of study can be completed in 2 years. Full-time enrollment is required for most students. 

Program Requirements:

Successful completion of a minimum of 15 courses, including DVSC 30400– Introduction to the Study of Religion, and one course in each of the three faculty committees

Demonstrated competence in either French or German through an exam or course from the  Chicago Language Center.

Admission Information

Admission into the MA Program is offered on a yearly basis. 

Application Deadlines:

January 7- Priority deadline

April 13- Final round deadline for international students

August 1- Final round deadline for domestic students (US citizens and permanent residents)

Priority admission and aid decisions are released in early March. Afterwards, admission and aid decisions are released on a rolling basis, typically 2-3 weeks after all application materials have been received.

Application Materials

  • Divinity School Application for Graduate Admission
  • Personal Statement
  • Academic Transcripts
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Current Resume or CV
  • Writing Sample, at least 15 pages
  • Application fee: $75 (waiver available)
  • International students: TOEFL or IELTS score. See our International Admissions page for more information. 

Financial Information     

Tuition is charged on a quarterly basis.

2019-2020 MA Tuition:              

$12,100: Full-time (3-4 courses)

$6,050: Half-time (less than 3 courses) 

The Divinity School offers merit-based scholarship for MA applicants. Awards are renewable for 2 years.

Eligible students may also apply for Federal Student Aid (student loans & work-study) by completing and submitting the FAFSA. Our school code is 001774.

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