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The Divinity School's lively and rigorous conversation about religion thrives on the contributions of the students who join and invigorate it. We look forward to discussing your plans for adding your voice to the mix. 

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Jeffrey Stackert, assistant professor of Hebrew Bible, meets with incoming student Teng (Frank) Weng (incoming MA), left, in his Divinity School office Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at the University of Chicago.The best way to learn more about the Divinity School, and stay current on recruitment events and application updates is to register for our admissions announcements list. Registering means you will receive periodic updates about recruitment events in Chicago and elsewhere, as well as relevant updates about application procedures and timelines. Importantly, we will never share your information with persons beyond the orbit of graduate admissions at the University of Chicago.  

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Coordinator for Recruiting and Admissions

John Howell 


Phone: (773) 702-8249

Area Assistants

During the academic year, a handful of current students in the Divinity School work as Area Assistants—facilitating comprehensive examinations for doctoral students, supporting the Dean of Students office, and making Swift Hall an all-around better place.  If you would like to get in touch with the Area Assistants in order to get a student's perspective on the Divinity School, you can reach them at .