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Welcome to the University of Chicago Divinity School, a vibrant community of scholars dedicated to exploring humanity’s most vital, inspiring, and compelling questions.

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Buddhist lectures

The Jun Zhou Lectures on Theravada Buddhism

The Divinity School is pleased to offer a series of six lectures on various topics in Theravada Budd...More Info

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Religions in the Americas Lecture Series

The Marty Center's Religions in the Americas lecture series will bring leading scholars in the field...More Info

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New Faculty

We're delighted to announce three new faculty members who represent a wide range of expertise in the...More Info

Calendar

Oct 21

Lecture by Jennifer Graber: Marty Center Series on Religions in the Americas More Info

Oct 22

Open Space More Info

Oct 22

Lecture by Justin McDaniel: Series on Theravada Buddhism More Info

Admissions


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APPLYING TO THE DIVINITY SCHOOL

Join our community of scholars and professionals who guide the public’s understanding of religion. 

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We welcome you to schedule a campus visit – take a tour, attend a class, meet with current students, and learn about the admission process.

Can't come to campus? We have virtual visits too. LEARN MORE.

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  • PhD Program: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • MA | MDiv Programs: January 7 (Priority)
  • MA | MDiv Programs: April 13 (Final deadline for international students)
  • MA | MDiv Programs: August 1 (Final deadline for domestic students) 
  • Domestic AMRS Applications: October 15 (Winter admission); January 7 (Spring admission); August 1 (Autumn admission)
  • International AMRS Applications: October 15 (Spring admissions); April 13 (Autumn admission)

Areas of Research and Study

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Focusing on religious thought and traditions and their value.   > Learn More

Constructive Studies in Religion

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Concentrating on the development of Western religious traditions from their origins to the present. > Learn More

Historical Studies in Religion

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The study of Islam as a textual tradition inscribed in history and particular cultural contexts.  > LEARN MORE

Islamic Studies

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Interdisciplinary focus on religious ideas, practices, institutions, and movements in American religion.  > LEARN MORE

Religions in the Americas

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The humanistic study of religious traditions and phenomena – and literature and society in relation to religion. > LEARN MORE

Religion and the Human Sciences

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Interdisciplinary research on topics in Buddhism. > LEARN MORE

Buddhist Studies at UChicago

The Martin Marty Center

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The Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion offers scholarly perspectives on religious questions facing the wider public: through conferences and events, fellowship programs, and our twice-weekly electronic publication Sightings, we work on the intersection of religion and public life.

UPCOMING EVENTS SIGHTINGS
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