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Week 1, June 5 - 9; Week 2, June 12 - 16

Class descriptions for Summer Study 2017 are available online.

Join us on the beautiful Sterling Divinity Quadrangle in New Haven for a study retreat, for personal and professional development, and to discover Yale’s libraries, collections, and community. Summer Study is open to the public and runs in two sessions. The first week is June 5-9; the second, June 12-16.

Summer Study participants have full access to program professors and the abundant resources of Yale University (Sterling Memorial Library, Peabody Museum, Yale Center for Faith & Culture, etc.). While the ordained clergy from various denominations often find our courses especially valuable, Summer Study classes are open to adults of any background, profession, or age.

There is no weekly cost to the Summer Study program. Costs are associated solely with the courses for which participants register. Weekly courses are $400 per participant with a discount for current YDS students.

Courses can count towards continuing education requirements for some clergy. Participants receive a Yale Certificate of Completion at the end of the course week.

Please share this program with churches under your care and pastors who are part of your denominational tradition—or anyone else in your networks who you think will enjoy the opportunity to immerse themselves in weeklong courses on topics essential to practical church ministry and personal enrichment.

The Yale Youth Ministry Institute program is separate from the YDS Summer courses. The Youth Ministry course description and link to online registration is available on the YMI page.

Online registration for Yale Divinity School Summer Study courses begins Friday, February 17 and ends Monday, May 22. For more information, see What to Expect.


Registration for Yale Divinity School Summer Program 2017 is now open. Click here to register.


Yale Divinity School’s 2017 Summer Study program is open to the public, and all are welcome.

For further information about Summer Study, Contact Us.