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Completing the “Request an Application” form is the first step toward pursuing a Brite education. After receiving your request, a member of the Admissions staff will send you an application portfolio, which contains all of the forms needed to complete a successful application. Our Admissions team is ready to answer questions and walk alongside you throughout this process. In addition, we will gladly arrange for you to attend a class, meet with students and faculty, tour the campus, and have a formal admissions interview so that you may fully experience the best of the Brite life.

Brite Divinity School educates and inspires people to serve God’s diverse world as leaders in churches, the academy, and public life.

Today Brite Divinity School is one of the premier teaching and research institutions in the Southwest. In 1998 Brite began offering a Ph.D. degree in two areas: Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care and Biblical Interpretation. In addition, Brite offers several masters degrees: Master of Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry, Master of Divinity, and Master of Theology.

Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Brite Divinity School is one of four seminaries related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the denomination’s only seminary related to a university. The Divinity School is also approved by the United Methodist Church to teach United Methodist students preparing for ordained ministry. In addition, nine denominations and one Jewish faculty member are represented on the faculty and staff.

Student to Faculty Ratio - 10:1

Transforming Scholarship, Justice, and Practice


Major Merit Fellowships

Brite awards a select number of Major Merit Fellowships to entering Master of Divinity students. These fellowships provide full tuition, plus a $10,000 annual stipend (for a maximum of 3 years). Required undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Additional Annual Stipend Awards

  • Dean's Scholar provides full tuition plus a $5,000 annual stipend.
  • University Christian Church Austin Scholar provides full tuition plus a $3,000 annual stipend.
  • Colby D. Hall Award provides full tuition plus a $2,000 annual stipend.
All awards anticipate a three-year course of study. However, full-tuition grants may be extended for up to four years.

First Masters Awards

Outstanding applicants to the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) and Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry (MATM) programs are also considered for Full Tuition Grants and Merit Stipends.

Brite has a long tradition of providing generous need-based financial aid to admitted students in all programs. Need-based aid comes in the form of tuition grants, which range from 50% - 80% tuition.


Completing the “Request an Application” form is the first step toward pursuing a Brite education. After receiving your request, a member of the Admissions staff will send you an application portfolio, which contains all of the forms needed to complete a successful application. Our Admissions team is ready to answer questions and walk alongside you throughout this process. In addition, we will gladly arrange for you to attend a class, meet with students and faculty, tour the campus, and have a formal admissions interview so that you may fully experience the richness of life at Brite.













Brite has a historic commitment to racial and cultural, age, and gender diversity. The following three fields, while optional, help us enhance these commitments by providing statistical data. For more information, see Brite’s non-discrimination statement at the bottom of this page.











Brite Divinity School’s Nondiscrimination Policies and Ethos