Candler School of Theology

Candler School of Theology
Type Private seminary
Established 1914
Parent institution
Emory University
Affiliation United Methodist Church
Location Atlanta, Georgia, United States
33°47′23.1″N 84°19′12.75″W / 33.789750°N 84.3202083°W / 33.789750; -84.3202083Coordinates: 33°47′23.1″N 84°19′12.75″W / 33.789750°N 84.3202083°W / 33.789750; -84.3202083
Campus Suburban

Candler School of Theology at Emory University is located in the metropolitan Atlanta area in western unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. Candler School of Theology is one of thirteen seminaries affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1914, the school was named after Warren Akin Candler, a former president and chancellor of Emory University and a bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Currently more than 500 students from over 50 denominations attend Candler School of Theology. Candler houses the World Methodist Evangelism Institute, which is a joint project with the World Methodist Council. Candler has been accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) since 1938.


Candler School of Theology

Degree programs

Candler offers four-degree programs and seven certificate programs:

Masters level

Candler offers dual degree programs in Bioethics, Business, Development Practice, Law, Public Health, and Social Work (UGA).

Doctoral level

Certificate programs

Certificates are awarded along with master's degrees and cannot be earned separately


Nine people have held the deanship at the Candler School of Theology:

Notable faculty

Notable alumni

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