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Degrees and Requirements
Degrees in Yale Divinity
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School of Music
Master of Divinity
Program in Religion and the Arts
The program enables students to pursue concentrated study in religion and literature, religion and music, or religion and the visual arts. Students declare their concentration at the time of application. Courses in these areas are taken principally from faculty in the Divinity School and Institute of Sacred Music; electives are taken elsewhere in the University: in the Graduate School (e.g., the departments of English, Comparative Literature, Department of Music, American Studies, History of Art) or, in the schools of Art and Architecture. In addition, students study the traditional curriculum of divinity: Bible, theology, history of Christianity, liturgics. Students are encouraged to attain reading proficiency in a second language relevant to their field of study.
ISM students in this concentration elect the ISM Colloquium each term.
Graduates of this program, who receive either the Concentrated Master of Arts in Religion degree or the Master of Divinity degree,
follow a variety of career paths: some pursue doctoral study in
one of the arts, while others go on to teach on the secondary level
or to serve the church as ordained clergy, or in an arts-related
(Updated May 14, 2008)