Is Candler School of Theology a part of Emory University or is it a separate institution?
Candler School of Theology is one of seven graduate and professional schools of Emory University, along with graduate programs in Arts and Sciences, Business, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. As a Candler student, you will have access to all of Emory’s rich resources.
Is Candler only for United Methodist students?
No. Candler is one of thirteen United Methodist seminaries in the United States. While United Methodist students typically make up around half of our student body, this year, Candler enrolled students from 45 other denominations.
How many students are enrolled at Candler?
For the 2010-11 academic year, there are 469 students enrolled at Candler.
What are the core values of Candler?
Candler has six core values.
Is there a strong sense of community at Candler?
Yes. Candler believes that all education, and most especially theological education, happens in context. Candler’s community of students, faculty, and staff as well as off-campus community and ecclesial ministry sites, form the context for students’ education. Candler’s Office of Student Life and Spiritual Formation coordinates all student groups, including student government, spiritual practice and student support groups, as well as special events, speakers, conversations, and retreats.
What is the profile of the Candler student body?
The profile for the 2010-11 student body for all Candler programs is as follows:
50% under age 28
29% African American
Faculty Student Ratio: 1:7