Theological seminaries and divinity schools have several significant parallels in that they both offer theological education and ministerial degrees on a graduate level.
Theological Seminaries and Divinity Schools
A seminary is usually graduate and post graduate school that’s sole focus and purpose is training theology students for advanced degrees. By contrast, a divinity school is usually a seminary section within a traditional university that offers seminary degrees.
(While broadly true, there are many exceptions to this general guideline. In some instances, the terms “seminary” and “divinity school” are used interchangeably.)
Many Christian Degree Program Options
In both cases, these seminary graduate and post graduate degree programs are designed to prepare students for careers as:
- Christian ministers
- Christian missionary leaders
- Christian counselors
- Christian church planters
- Christian Church Music Ministers
- Christian School Administrators
- Christian College Professors
- Christian Authors for Advanced Study
Fellowship with Fellow Students
In addition to the strong focus on Biblical studies, these degrees also are geared to create a deeper spiritual formation amongst graduate students as well as a deeper understanding of Biblical applications and effective preaching and teaching techniques.
Both Are Good Options for Studying Theology
No matter what your academic and other aspirations may be, both seminaries and divinity schools are great places to study theology. Either one will likely serve you well.