M.Div./Master of Sacred Theology


  • The Master of Divinity degree is a three-year program of theological studies designed primarily, although not exclusively, to prepare the student for ordination to the Christian ministry. Students pursuing this degree explore a range of studies in sacred music, worship, and the arts, in addition to meeting the degree requirements at Yale Divinity School. (See the ISM and YDS bulletins for detailed information.)
  • The Master of Sacred Theology degree is a one-year program for those who have obtained the M.Div. degree or the equivalent and wish to do concentrated research on a specific project. Typically, the ISM student in this degree program focuses either in liturgical studies or religion and the arts.

All ISM students attend the Institute colloquium and elect courses with Institute faculty. (See the ISM bulletin for details.) Numerous performance opportunities are available for all students. Many Institute students take on a variety of leadership roles in the rich lives of Marquand Chapel and other chapels on campus. Opportunities for musical and liturgical participation abound.