A Global Community
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School is one of the largest seminaries in the world. The divinity school enrolls approximately 1,200 students from more than 40 states and from almost 40 countries. Hundreds of students take advantage of opportunities available through online study and extension sites. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School offers seven master’s and two doctoral degrees in many different concentrations of study, as well as a one-year certificate in Christian studies.
A Diverse Faculty
The divinity school faculty includes nationally and internationally recognized scholars in Old and New Testament studies, Biblical and Systematic Theology, Philosophical Theology and Apologetics, Pastoral Theology, Church History, Educational Ministries, Mission and Evangelism, Counseling, and Bioethics.
A Proven Track Record
Approximately 85 percent of Trinity’s Master of Divinity students are successfully placed in ministry positions within six months of graduation. In addition to ministry, students who graduate from the master’s degree programs serve in teaching, counseling, and many other professional fields.
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School’s academic and professional doctoral programs serve nearly 300 active students from all over the world. Trinity offers an academic doctorate—the Doctor of Philosophy with concentrations in three areas: Educational Studies, Intercultural Studies, and Theological Studies. Graduates of the academic doctoral programs have been placed in faculty, administrative, and church positions around the world. Trinity’s professional doctoral program, the Doctor of Ministry, is designed to enhance the skills and effectiveness of men and women already involved in ministry.
A Community of Believers
We have a firm desire to minister to our students beyond the academic realm. Numerous organizations on campus provide support, fellowship, and service opportunities to members of the Trinity family. Groups that address the needs and interests of international students, women students, minority students, and wives of students will be happy to welcome you into their fellowships. Trinity even has programs for the children on campus. We also have active service organizations such as the International Missions Fellowship and the student government.
A Community Commitment to Nondiscrimination
It is the policy of Trinity International University not to discriminate on the basis of age, disability, color, national origin, race, or gender in student admission and recruitment, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment, and school-administered programs in accordance with applicable laws. Trinity complies with both the letter and the spirit of Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, of Section SOL of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and of all equal opportunity laws and regulations. (See “Grievance Procedure for Discriminatory and Sexual Harassment Complaints”)
A Community Committed to Equipping Men and Women for Ministry
Trinity acknowledges that, according to Scripture, both men and women are created in the image of God and are objects of God’s gracious redemption in Jesus Christ. In Christ, both men and women are gifted and equipped for ministry and are called to serve God in varied ways. Because of this, Trinity seeks to be a community where both men and women are valued and warmly accepted as servants of Jesus Christ.
As an educational institution, Trinity does not ordain people. We seek to equip people for ministry. We actively recruit and admit women into all programs (including all foci of the MDiv program). We seek to address the unique needs of women as students and as future ministers in our curriculum development. We seek to develop placement services for women as they pursue the ministries to which God has called them. We also seek to promote and protect an ethos where women are encouraged to fulfill their ministry callings.
A Great Location
Our beautifully wooded main campus is located 25 miles north of downtown Chicago in Deerfield, Illinois. This location provides students with the best of both urban and suburban worlds. We are close enough to the city to take advantage of its cultural, educational, and ministry opportunities while also enjoying many of the characteristics of suburban life. To assist you in relocating, we have a full-time Transition Coordinator (847.317.8000) who has access to valuable information regarding off-campus housing opportunities. Our Housing Office (847.317.7134) coordinates our on-campus dormitories and apartments.