Hybrid Master of Divinity FAQ

General questions and logistics

The minimum time in which you’ll be able to complete the MDiv will be three years, with an upward limit of six years.

Students in the hybrid program will be required to be in-person for some sort of intensive learning a minimum of five times. Usually, these times will occur in August and May.

Yes, you may switch from hybrid to residential, but note that any scholarships you receive applying as a hybrid student will not change by doing so.

No. There will be courses offered in person, online and some that may be a mix of both.

All scenarios are possible and will be at the professor’s discretion.


All current Contextual Education (Con Ed) options will be possible for hybrid students. Once you have a site in mind, you’ll be required to initiate approval from the Con Ed office.

Yes, all certificate programs and concentrations will be offered to hybrid students, with no differences in the required coursework as for residential students.

Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid

No. You will not be eligible for honors scholarships, including the Woodruff, or stipends, but you will be eligible for full tuition scholarships, or part-time scholarships, as long as you are enrolled in at least six credit hours per term.

No, you would receive the same financial aid as either a hybrid or residential student that you are eligible for. You are also required to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Yes, you will still be responsible for all fees and costs not covered by a full-tuition scholarship, including travel and lodging when you are required to be in-person.

Your application to Candler is your scholarship application as well. Take your time, be thoughtful, and submit your best application!

Yes, while you may not be physically present on campus, there are costs associated with online learning that Candler incurs.