Divinity Joint Degree (MDiv or MAR)

Program for the M.Div. Degree

The degree of Master of Divinity (M.Div.) certifies completion of a program of theological studies designed primarily to prepare the candidate for either ordained or unordained Christian ministry. The requirements reflect the intention of the School to provide an education that is theologically informed, professionally competent, academically rigorous, and oriented to the life of the church.

Program for the M.A.R. Degree

The degree of Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) certifies completion of a comprehensive program of study in preparation for one of the many forms of lay ministry or service, or completion of one of the concentrated programs of advanced study offered by the School.

The joint degree is aimed at students who wish to integrate the study of environmental issues and religious communities in their professional careers and for those who wish to study the cultural and ethical dimensions of environmental problems.  The joint degree is strongly supported by co-appointed faculty and by the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale.

Contact Info

Please contact the Admissions Offices for more information regarding this program:

School of Forestry & Environ. Studies


Admissions Office
Phone: 800 825-0330

Joint Degree Faculty Contact: James Saiers

Yale Divinity School


Vernice Hopie Randall
Dean of Admissions

T: 203-432-9802

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