About the School of Divinity

The Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity aims to equip, nurture, encourage, and support men and women for their very best service in the Kingdom of God.

The School of Divinity offers two degree programs: the Master of Divinity and the Doctor of Ministry. Excellent scholars teach the classical Christian disciplines with full awareness that academics alone will not meet the needs, concerns, and challenges of the varieties of Christian ministries to which God calls us. Unless we attend to our spiritual, personal, and emotional development, the ministries to which we are called will fall far short of our Lord’s expectations.

At Gardner-Webb University, great faith manifests itself in who you are and how you act. Because greatness is really about changing lives and helping others—and at Gardner-Webb, you'll do plenty of both. Here, you'll test your intellectual determination—and you'll also seek your purpose. You'll be equipped and encouraged to discover the unique place where your faith reaches out to meet the needs of the world.


The School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools, 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275. Phone: 412-788-6505. Visit the ATS website.

Statement of Educational Effectiveness

Evidence that School of Divinity students are prepared for “service to the church” and that they have developed “the skills necessary for effective ministry” is the ministerial placement rate of our graduates. Over the past five years, 181 students have graduated with 134 of them seeking a ministry position. Of these 134 seeking a ministry position, 123 (92%) are serving in a ministerial setting.