Denominational Programs

The rich ecumenical setting of the Master of Divinity program at Yale Divinity School cultivates the skills necessary for professional ministry in a post-denominational world. As a member of the Association of Theological Schools, YDS meets most denominations’ criteria for Seminary training. However, this does not mean that YDS meets all the requirements specific to ordination in each denomination.

Any person seeking ordination should contact their denomination, both at the local and organizational level, for a full understanding of specific requirements.

Please contact the Office of Supervised Ministries for more assistance.

William Goettler

William Goettler

Associate Dean for Leadership Initiatives
(203) 432-9896


Academic Affairs

(203) 432-6340
(203) 432-7475

Ministerial Studies