Degrees and Requirements
Yale Divinity School
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Program in Liturgical Studies
The program offers a sustained and broad-ranging education in historical, theological, and practical aspects of liturgical studies. Drawing on the strengths of both Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School faculty, as well as faculty from cognate fields, the program is rich in focus and interdisciplinary vision. Numerous electives supplement the core courses of study, ensuring that students not only gain a broad understanding of liturgy and of approaches to its study but also encounter the remarkable diversity of liturgical patterns in the Christian tradition. The faculty emphasize connections with biblical studies and church history as well as theology, contemporary liturgical practice, and the practice of sacred music and other art forms.
This program in liturgical studies seeks to serve students who are preparing for doctoral work and those with ministerial vocations, lay or ordained, especially those of parish ministers and church musicians.
Students in the Liturgical Studies program may be candidates for either the M.A.R. with a concentration in liturgical studies, or the S.T.M. degree. (All other Yale students, especially those in the Divinity School's M.Div. program, are welcome to elect liturgy courses.) A liturgical studies major enrolling in the Institute
of Sacred Music will elect the ISM Colloquium each term.
The Institute sponsors one or two postdoctoral fellowships in liturgical studies awarded for one academic year.
(Updated July 5, 2012)