The M.Div./M.P.P. degree is designed to prepare individuals for positions of leadership, service, and advocacy in nonprofit organizations, government, and in the wider community. The program equips graduates to serve as influencers of positive change on pressing issues around the globe.

The M.Div./M.P.P. program can be completed in four continuous years of full-time study (instead of five years) and leads to a Master of Divinity degree and a Master of Public Policy degree at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy.



An Exciting Opportunity

The joint M.Div./M.P.P. program provides a unique and exciting opportunity to understand, critically examine, and work faithfully at the interface of the world of public policy and public administration and the world of churches and faith-based organizations. It equips students to navigate points of tension and overlap between these two spheres so that they can help generate a more resilient, just and generous common life in which all may flourish.

- Luke Bretherton, Professor of Theological Ethics and Senior Fellow, Kenan Institute for Ethics

Please note that separate applications are required for dual degree programs. For specific application procedures and information on the MPP program, please refer to the MPP admissions pageVisit Duke Divinity for more about the program, including application information.