Degree Programs

A World of Possibilities

Candler offers five master's, one doctoral and ten dual degrees to match your interests and your calling. Several degrees are available in multiple formats, including in-person, hybrid, and online. Dual degrees are offered in partnership with top-ranked programs at Emory and other universities and are available within the Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies programs in the fields of bioethics, business, development practice, law, public health, and social work.

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Non-Degree Programs

Many Ways to Learn

Candler offers a broad array of learning opportunities outside of our degree programs as well. There are courses and events for individuals and church groups through The Candler Foundry, our public theological education initiative. La Mesa Academy for Theological Studies offers a multi-language curriculum leading to a diploma in pastoral leadership. And a full schedule of public lectures and events provides intellectual and spiritual food for thought throughout the year.

Learning opportunities

You Belong Here

World-renowned faculty in the midst of a top-ranked research university. A rich, diverse spiritual life. Library resources unparalleled in theological education. Hands-on learning for the most effective ministry and academic preparation. Your choice of on-campus, hybrid, or online learning in multiple degrees. Through all of these and more, Candler prepares you to serve, wherever God leads.

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Committed to Diversity

The Candler community is diverse in myriad ways. We come from different backgrounds, ethnicities, nations, cultures, faith traditions and beliefs. We value diversity, equity and inclusion as essential to excellence and to our lived faith, cultivating a community of belonging.

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Committed to Spiritual Growth

Worship is at the heart of life at Candler: Chapel on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Evensong on Wednesdays, and Eucharist on Fridays. Other opportunities for spiritual formation occur throughout the week.

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