Visit The Divinity School

Interested in applying to The Divinity School? There are many opportunities for you to learn more about our degree programs and admissions processes. 

Register for all events at https://apply-divinity.uchicago.edu/portal/prospvisit

Divinity School Open Houses | 6-8pm, Swift Hall

Learn about Divinity School programs, hear from current students, and meet Divinity School faculty.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018: Joint Recruiting Event with Divinity Schools from Harvard, Vanderbilt, Duke, and Emory Universities, and Union Seminary

Wednesday, November 14
Wednesday, December 12

Autumn Quarter Visit Days

Take a tour, attend a class, meet with current students, and learn about the admission process. Schedule and registration at https://apply-divinity.uchicago.edu/portal/prospvisit . 

Join a Webinar

Talk with faculty, admissions staff, and students about our programs. We offer webinars about the Divinity School as well as specific sessions about our programs. Schedule and registration at divinity.uchicago.edu/admissions.

Meet Divinity School Representatives in Your Area

October 11 (with representatives of other major divinity schools):  University of Southern California
October 17 (with Harvard Divinity School): Macalester College | 4:30–5:30pm
October 18 (with Harvard Divinity School): St. Olaf College student center during lunch |  Carleton College, 5:00–6:00pm, Sayles-Hill 25
October 27 (with other divinity schools): Harvard Divinity School | 2:00–4:00pm
November 8 (with other divinity schools): Morehouse & Spelman Colleges (Atlanta)
November 11: Trinity United Church of Christ (Chicago) | After 7:30 and 11:00am services
November 20: American Academy of Religion Conference (Denver) | Breakfast with the Dean, 7:30–9:00am
Change to AMRS Application

Effective immediately, our Master of Arts in Religious Studies (AMRS) degree program no longer requires applicants to take the Graduate Record examination. Our next application deadline for this program, designed for those practicing other professions (e.g. law, medicine, business, education, journalism, the arts), or those looking to develop a broad basis of understanding in religious studies, is October 15. Students may enroll either full or part time.

"Our goal is to make the academic study of religion accessible to as many people as possible," said Dean of Students Joshua Feigelson about the change. "Making the GRE optional for our AMRS masters degree is one very important step in doing that. The AMRS is a flexible 9-course degree that’s ideal for professionals who want to study religion critically, seriously, and rigorously. Students can go at their own pace while studying with our world-class faculty. And as much as they are enriched by the experience, these students, who are accomplished in other professional fields and often bring significant life experience, enrich the culture of the Divinity School even more. We hope this move will encourage even more students to join the AMRS program.”

The AMRS degree offers rolling deadlines for admissions: students may apply for admission for either the Autumn, Winter, or Spring quarter. Upcoming deadlines are October 15, January 15, and April 15.

Visit the Divinity School Admissions website for more information about this, and our other, degree programs in the academic study of religion.