Vanderbilt Divinity School is home to 4 Professional Degrees as well as offering 5 Dual-Degrees with other Vanderbilt Schools for M. Div and M.T.S. candidates.
Master of Divinity, M.Div
A Master of Divinity is thefirst step in preparation for a career in ministry, a first theological degree.As a student pursuing a M.Div. you will follow an in-depth interdisciplinary work to foster life-long curiosity for learning and understanding.
A Master of Theological Studies is a first theological degree offered at VDS for those who wish to pursue several theological disciplines; however, students interested in enhancing their own religious faith and understanding also pursue this degree.
The Master of Theology program is an advanced degree program for students who have prior theologicalstudiesfoundation. Students pursuing the Th.M. have opportunities to develop research questionsand research methods to explore, analyze, and formulate constructive insights in their area of theological study.
VDS offers the Doctor of Ministry in Integrative Chaplaincy degree program as an advanced professional degree for students who are actively working as a chaplain professionally. This degree program has different tracks focused arounddifferent ministerial vocations and the practices that support them.
Vanderbilt offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree in religion through theDepartment of Religion at the Vanderbilt Graduate School. If you are interested in one of these degrees, click below and you will be directed to the Vanderbilt Graduate School website.