Academics: Learning at Candler

Study for a degree or for personal development, career enhancement, or spiritual growth. The breadth of opportunities we offer makes Candler a hub of Christian learning.

Learning at Candler happens in many ways.

We offer academic degrees at the master’s and doctoral levels, community classes for personal and spiritual growth, certificates for professional development, Spanish-language programs for pastoral education, and a full slate of events and lectures to enliven the public’s theological imagination. And because we are a school at Emory, all of these are offered with the academic excellence you would expect from a top-ranked university.

Whatever your goal or motivation for study, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to learn at Candler.

Degree Programs

Candler offers five master’s, one doctoral, and ten dual degrees to match your interests and equip you to fulfill your call. Our programs integrate intellectual, professional, and spiritual growth, emphasizing contextual learning alongside a commitment to academic excellence.

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Candler School of Education | Contextual Education

Contextual Education

A hallmark of Candler’s MDiv and MRL programs, Contextual Education blends academic classroom learning, hands-on experiential learning, and mentor-led reflection to yield excellent preparation for ministry. Con Ed embodies our shared philosophy at Candler that context matters—in our studies, in our reflections, in our ministry.

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Denominational and Special Interest Groups

Candler has several denominational and special interest programs that provide opportunities for those with shared interests to gather in fellowship and collaborative study. Many of the events sponsored by these programs are open to all. Degree-seeking students may earn a certificate in most program areas as well.

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Candler School of Theology | Student Studying Abroad

Study Abroad Opportunities

Each year, Candler students have life-changing experiences in our international programs—academic exchanges and internships in 13 countries and travel seminars across five continents. Through study abroad, you’ll experience the church in its great unity and diversity while exploring what it means to be a faithful and creative leader, no matter where you are in the world.

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Only at Candler: Pitts Theology Library

Candler is home to one of North America’s premier theology libraries, with expansive physical and digital collections and highly trained librarians to help you make the most of them.

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