Eligibility Requirements

Divinity Degree Admission Requirements

Applications to the Howard University School of Divinity degree programs are evaluated holistically based on prospective students' academic ability and potential; spiritual and emotional maturity; leadership potential; written communication skills; clarity of academic interest and vocational purpose; and personal initiative and commitment. The Degree Committee will make its decisions based upon the completed application, and any supplemental materials submitted by the applicant (upon request) and (if applicable) interviews with a member or representative of the Degree Committee.

 

Master of Divinity

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.

Master of Arts (Religious Studies)

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.

Doctor of Ministry

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree and a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited college or university or their formal equivalents, as determined by the Doctor of Ministry Committee. Additionally, individuals must be involved in some recognized form of ministry for three (3) years after completion of the Master of Divinity degree.

Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration

Applicants must meet the admissions requirements for the Master of Divinity and the Master of Business Administration degree for the respective schools. Due to the sequential nature of the dual degree program, applicants will only be admitted in the fall semester, and must be full-time students. 

Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work

Applicants must meet the admissions requirements for the Master of Divinity and the Master of Social Work degree for the respective schools.  Due to the sequential nature of the dual degree program, applicants will only be admitted in the fall semester, and must be full-time students.