International Applicants

Each year, the Divinity School welcomes international students to our community. International students comprise 24% of the University community, and come from over 100 countries. 

Masters Applicants

International applicants to our Masters programs should hold a US bachelor’s degree or an equivalent international degree, comprising at least sixteen years of primary, secondary, and university education.

PhD Applicants

International applicants must hold a US master’s degree or an international equivalent in a field of inquiry related to their intended study in the Divinity School. The master’s degree should also include  coursework in the academic study of religion.

Campus Resources

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is dedicated to enhancing a vibrant international community and to fostering cross-cultural experience.  OIA also supports admitted international students through the VISA process.

Test Scores

Applicants to the Divinity School, regardless of citizenship, must either submit proof of English language proficiency or meet the University of Chicago's waiver criteria. Applicants not eligible for a waiver MUST submit either TOEFL iBT or IELTS Academic test scores. The full English language policy including waiver requirements and required scores is available through Graduate Admissions here.