Baptist Studies Program

Baptist students at Candler come from all the major branches of the Baptist family: Alliance of Baptists, American Baptists, Cooperative Baptists, the National Baptist Conventions, Progressive Baptists, and Southern Baptists—not to mention smaller Baptist groups. Baptists at Candler include women and men, people from all parts of the country, and students from diverse ethnic backgrounds. In addition to the core classes, the Baptist Studies Program includes opportunities for Baptist students to get to know one another and work together, typically in conjunction with a Baptist faculty member. Camaraderie, collegiality, and shared learning are thus important and exciting aspects of the program. For further information, contact David W. Key, director, at 404.727.6350 or

Certificate in Baptist Studies

Students may earn a certificate in Baptist studies, which prepares students for ordination in Baptist churches. For further information contact David W. Key, director, at 404.727.6350 or

Baptist Studies Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships covering three-quarters tuition are available to full-time Baptist students studying in the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required for these awards. Based on potential excellence in ministry, these awards are made possible by donations from Baptist individuals, churches, and organizations, as well as by matching funds from Candler. Most recipients of these scholarships are considered to be Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Leadership scholars. Participation in this program is an additional requirement of the scholarship. For application information, contact the Office of Admissions at 404.727.6326.