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Admissions & Financial Aid

Handsome Dan The application for admission to Yale Divinity School is now closed. Please email the Office of Admissions if you have any questions.

-Updated February 2, 2024

Yale Divinity School - Inspiring the Minds That Inspire the World!

Yale University Divinity School is a graduate professional school within a world-class research university and is both a rigorous academic institution and an ecumenical community of faith. We stand between the more strictly academic approach of a department of religion and the more practical, parochial orientation of the seminaries. We educate and prepare the scholars, ministers, and leaders of the future. Our faculty are leading scholars in their respective disciplines and their committments to supporting students is academically and programatically unparalleled. Students from a full spectrum of Christian denominations and faiths attend YDS to begin a lifetime of ministry, scholarship, and service to church and world. YDS students take advantage of the full resources of Yale University and our extraordinary library system. Many students take courses across Yale and benefit from the cultural and social life of a world-class university.

Why YDS? Students talk about their path to Yale Divinity School.

YDS fulfills a critical role preparing leaders at a time of dramatic shifts in the global theological landscape. The student body represents a wide range of cultures, ethnicities, and faith communities from around the world, taught by faculty eager to accept the educational challenges of an increasingly globalized environment. Faith and intellect meet in our daily ecumenical worship services in Marquand Chapel which reflect the great variety of theological and worship traditions represented here.