Tuesday, August 11, 2020

SEMINARY VS DIVINITY SCHOOL

What is the difference between a Seminary and a Divinity School?

A seminary is a graduate school representing a particular denomination and/or theological persuasion that trains students for ministry-related careers. The MDiv is the primary degree.

A Divinity school is a graduate school linked to a university. Just as Harvard University has a Law School and a Medical School, so it has a Divinity School that trains students for ministry-related careers. The MDiv is the primary degree. 

Because Divinity schools are related to research universities, they have access to additional resources such as libraries and religion professors. Divinity schools, unlike seminaries, are usually open to a variety of theological perspectives.

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