Academics
With world-renowned teachers and alumni, CTS is the global leader in transformational religious studies. We offer several Masters and Doctoral degrees, including Masters in Divinity, Sacred Theology and Religious Leadership.
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Interfaith Degree Concentrations

We prepare religious leaders who can build bridges across religious and cultural difference to advance social justice and interfaith understanding.

Master of Arts in Religious Leadership, with a concentration in Interfaith Engagement or Social Transformation. This program is designed for students considering careers in not-for-profit leadership, interfaith chaplaincy, community interfaith work or municipal organizations – and for those who simply want to be able to navigate our multifaith world with greater understanding, vision and capacity to build effective partnerships. Learn more about the Master of Arts in Religious Leadership.

You can also elect a concentration in Interreligious Engagement within the following degree programs:

Master of Divinity: The concentration requires TEC 395-Introduction to Interreligious Engagement, and four (4) additional qualifying electives. A field placement in an explicitly interreligious context is strongly encouraged.

Ph.D.: Requirements specific to the concentration include TEC 395-Introduction to Interreligious Engagement, and an approved program of study (with exam areas in at least two religious traditions or comparative foci).

You may elect to study at Chicago Theological Seminary without pursuing a degree.

For a Certificate in Interreligious Engagement, students need to complete TEC 395: Introduction to Interreligious Engagement, and three (3) additional qualifying electives, plus two more free electives.