The joint-degree program offers an MBA in combination with a master of divinity or a master of arts in religion. It is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in church management or in the nonprofit sector.
Joint-degree students spend one of the first two years at Yale SOM, during which they take the integrated MBA curriculum. Students pursuing a master of arts in religion spend one year at the Yale School of Divinity; students pursuing a master of divinity spend two years at the Yale School of Divinity. In the final year, students take electives at both schools.
Joint-degree applicants must apply to and be admitted to both programs independently. Applicants may apply to both programs simultaneously, apply to the School of Divinity during their first year at Yale SOM, or apply to Yale SOM during their first year at the School of Divinity.