YDS is a place where faith and intellect merge in the process of preparing future leaders for service in church and world.  We hope these pages convey to you a bit of the excitement, spirituality, intellectual fiber, joy, and sense of community that characterize life on Sterling Divinity Quadrangle.  Here you will find information about our degree programs, student interest groups, worship, faculty, ministerial formation, and more.  Enjoy your tour!


"My time at YDS was like a walk through the enchanted forest. At every corner, there was something new, something amazing to discover as I learned to look at the world through the eyes of a theologian. Nothing was as I expected, and nothing stayed the same. In this enchanted forest, learning was dynamic, challenging, soul-shaking, and blessed."
--Kaji Spellman ‘06 M.Div., Associate Pastor, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, New York City