Admissions

Why Episcopal Divinity School?

Episcopal Divinity School students come here to be challenged— to live in a diverse, multicultural, antiracist community; to be formed intellectually and spiritually in the classroom, in the chapel and beyond; and to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.

EDS students come here to be exposed to the world’s preeminent scholars and educational institutions— to learn with our renowned faculty and at our partner institutions in the Boston Theological Institute, including Harvard Divinity School, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Andover-Newton Theological Seminary, and Boston University School of Theology.

EDS students come here to be agents of peace, justice, and reconciliation, and to engage in social and personal transformation both as students and as lay and ordained leaders in the church and the world— to experience field education opportunities here in Boston and across the country; to experience theological education abroad at one of our global partner seminaries; or to engage in student-led community organizing and grapple with the most pressing issues of our time.

You Belong at EDS

For more than 150 years, EDS and its predecessor institutions, Philadelphia Divinity School and Episcopal Theological School, have prepared students for lay and ordained ministry in the church and the world. Today, you can find EDS alumni/ae working not only in parishes, diocese, and congregations of many denominations and faith traditions; they are also leaders in a variety of professions and industries, serving as non-profit executives, mental health professionals, social workers, community organizers, academics, artists, and writers, often in addition to their work as clergy or church leaders.

At EDS, we believe that God’s love extends to all: as a progressive center for study and spiritual formation, we are called to welcome all people, whatever their race, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith tradition, or national origin. We strive to build a more diverse, multicultural, and antiracist community that provides a deeper, more meaningful educational experience for our students. We offer a student-centered approach to theological education, with programs that are uniquely flexible and adaptable to each student’s goals and experiences.

Whoever you are, whatever your background, and wherever you come from, you belong at EDS. We invite you to join us as we work to fulfill God’s mission of justice, compassion, and reconciliation in the church and the world. To get started, introduce yourself by filling out the Learn More about EDS information form, or give our admissions office a call at 617-682-1507, or email admissions@eds.edu.