Candler School of Theology Emory University

Candler School of Theology Emory University

Atlanta, GA
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
July 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
20 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Pastoral Counseling Doctor of Theology (Th D)
    • Juris Doctor/Master of Divinity (JD/M Div)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Theological Studies (JD/MTS)
      Master of Business Administration/Master of Theological Studies (MBA/MTS)
      Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration (M Div/MBA)
      Master of Divinity/Master of Public Health (M Div/MPH)
      Master of Theological Studies/Master of Public Health (MTS/MPH)
    • Religion And Race Master of Divinity (M Div)
    • Society And Personality Master of Divinity (M Div)
    • Formation And Witness Master of Divinity (M Div)
    • Traditions Of The Church Master of Divinity (M Div)
    • Women And Religion Master of Divinity (M Div)
    • Religion, Health And Science Master of Divinity (M Div)
    • Scripture And Interpretation Master of Divinity (M Div)
    • Theology And Ethics Master of Divinity (M Div)
    • Leadership In Church And Community Master of Divinity (M Div)
    • Theology And The Arts Master of Divinity (M Div)
    • History, Scripture And Tradition Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
    • Modern Religious Thought And Experience Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
    • Theology Master of Theology (Th M)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 48
    • Doctoral Degrees 1
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


74% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 603
    • Accepted 447
    • Acceptance Rate 74
    • Enrolled 191
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline July 1st July 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesminimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, M Div, 8 units of course work in clinical pastoral education
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJanuary 15
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, student employment

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students455
    • Female Percentage52%
    • Male Percentage48%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students455
    • Part-time Percentage10%
    • Full-time Percentage90%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino2%
    • Black / African American27%
    • White / Caucasian57%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian2%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown12%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty71
    • Full-time Percentage63%
    • Part-time Percentage37%
    • Female Percentage32%
    • Male Percentage68%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchBiblical studies, church history, ethics, ministry practice, pastoral care
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Candler School of Theology

Emory University

1531 Dickey Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States

Ms. Shelly Hart


Phone: 404-727-0792
Fax: 404-727-4373

Ms. Mary Lou Boice

Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Phone: 404-727-6326
Fax: 404-727-2915

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