Greetings from Admissions!

Are you considering seminary? Making the decision to discern a call to faith and spiritual leadership brings up questions and reflection for many prospective students. We’re eager to actively help you as you explore these questions. Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School offers multiple degree programs, all shaped by our mission and vision statement, and each with its own distinctive scope and purpose.

The Master of Divinity for Theological Professions degree (M.Div.) is the most versatile, all-purpose degree. It is the primary degree leading to ordination for professional ministry. It also may prepare students for church administration, chaplaincy, youth work, teaching in colleges or theological schools, missions and evangelism, social work and more.

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree (M.A.) is to prepare students for advanced graduate study in a specific theological discipline.

The Master of Arts in Religious Studies (M.A.)  is designed to educate the laity who want a general knowledge of Christian religion, interfaith dialogue, and the historic/cultural contexts that affect religious belief and practice.

The Doctor of Ministry degree (D.Min.) is designed for experienced clergy and religious leaders who wish to enhance their skills as reflective practitioners. Applicants to the Doctor of Ministry program must have earned a Master of Divinity degree or its educational equivalent in both duration and kind. Additionally, applicants must have a minimum of three years ministry experience after earning a Master of Divinity degree.

  • The Graduate Certificate Studies Program provides continuing educational opportunities for both clergy and laity. Clergy are able to pursue concentrated study in specializations that are relevant to their ministry context; while laity can benefit from relevant theological education that will enhance the practice of a variety of professions.

The School for Christian Leadership Program is designed to prepare persons for various kinds of parish ministry, such as deacons and/or locally ordained priests in the Episcopal Church, Commissioned Lay Pastors, Lay Preachers or other designated titles. It is also suitable for those who want to continue their learning for personal enrichment.

Have Questions?

 Contact Polly Bush,  Director of Enrollment Services and Financial Aid at 585–261-3695 or

 For a direct link to the enrollment application, please click HERE.