Affiliated Programs & Centers

Duke Divinity School

Duke Divinity School's mission is to engage in spiritually disciplined and academically rigorous education in service and witness to the Triune God in the midst of the church, the academy, and the world. We strive to cultivate a vibrant community through theological education on Scripture, engagement with the living Christian tradition, and attention to and reflection on contemporary contexts in order to form leaders for faithful Christian ministries

Center for Jewish Studies

The Center for Jewish Studies is an inter-departmental program that sponsors a wide variety of cultural events, offers educational programs—including a Certificate Program in Jewish Studies for undergraduates—and fosters academic research and scholarly exchange of ideas.

The Center for Late Ancient Studies

The Center for Late Ancient Studies (CLAS) seeks to promote the interdisciplinary study of the culture of the Roman Empire, its neighbors and successors, from the 2nd to the 8th Century C.E.  The Center, which has gained international recognition through its sponsorship of a distinguished annual lecture series, acts as an intellectual focus for the graduate students and faculty from different departments with shared historical commitment.

N.C. Consortium for South Asian Studies

The N.C. Consortium for South Asian Studies (NCCSAS) seeks to promote research and teaching in the languages and cultures of South Asia in the constituent universities of the Triangle South Asia Consortium and the region.

Duke Islamic Studies Center

The Duke Islamic Studies Center is a vibrant, diverse community of scholars and students engaged in interdisciplinary teaching, interactive learning, and cutting-edge research about Islam and Muslims. The Center educates today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders by equipping them with knowledge about the breadth and diversity of Islamic cultures, cross-cultural experiences, and language skills.

​UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of Religious Studies

The UNC Department of Religious Studies, dedicated to the study of religions as historical and cultural phenomena, takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding religious traditions from around the world: their history, sacred texts, beliefs, rituals, and institutions.