The Drew Theological School faculty has long recognized the importance of experiential learning in relationship to preparation for full-time Christian services in the Church and the world. Because of that recognition, Supervised Ministerial Practice is a requirement in the Master of Divinity Program.
All cross cultural courses consist of an on-campus class prior to a two- to three-week experience in a culture with which the student is not familiar. Traveling in groups of 10-15 and accompanied by a member of the Theological School faculty, students study the religious, political, economic, social, and historical realities of the region. Upon returning to campus students engage in several hours of debriefing and discussion of the experience. The class makes a presentation to the wider Theological School community about the experience, usually in a chapel service in the semester following the travel off-campus.
The Graduate Division of Religion offers a number of resources for their Ph.D. students such as orientation, career services, fellowships & grants, and more.
There are two student groups in the Theological School: