Candler School of Theology offers a wide variety of programs for enrolled students, The United Methodist Church and other denominations, and the community at large. This section outlines our certificate and denominational programs for our students, our continuing education programs for laity and clergy, our community programs, and a listing of organizations that are closely associated with our mission.

Career Services

Candler's Career Service online resource will serve as a tool to assist current students, alumni, and potential employers. You will find a variety of resources including resume development tools, interview tips, general etiquette, and a posting of positions for both current students and alumni.

Certificates and Denominational Programs

We offer programs and/or certificates in Episcopal Studies; Baptist Studies; Black Church Studies; Faith and Health; Human Rights (Emory Graduate Certificate); Methodist Studies; Religious Education Ministries; and Women, Theology, and Ministry.

Course of Study School

The Course of Study School educates and trains local pastors in The United Methodist Church. The five-year program is conducted in two, two-week modules each summer for part- and full-time pastors.

Institutes and Initiatives

We reach out into the community through the Youth Theological Initiative, a center for research and the theological education of youth and youth ministers; Faith and the City, which seeks to enhance the skills students need to engage the church in the public domain, and the World Methodist Evangelism Institute, which offers additional opportunities for study and research in the nature and practice of evangelism.

Office of Lifelong Learning

We promote ongoing learning for ordained clergy, diaconal ministers, church professionals, and laity of all denominations through a variety of continuing education programs on campus and at various locations.

Related Organizations

The Aquinas Center of Theology, the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, the Graduate Divison of Religion, Methodist Review, Office of Religious Life, and the Practical Matters Journal are among many organizations at Emory or affiliated with the university that are associated with the work and programs of Candler.