Center for Christianity
and Scholarship

Duke graduate students go on to shape the university as future faculty and impact the wider world as leaders in many fields. CCS aims not only to support you through the challenges of grad school but also to equip you to bring a distinctively Christian perspective to your research and future career.

Our graduate offerings:
Graduate Christian Scholars

Our primary offering for graduate students and postdocs is the Graduate Christian Scholars, a year-long cohort program that runs from January to January. Over winter break, get away from Duke for a weekend retreat to reflect on your vocation; over the spring semester, meet regularly over dinners to discuss principles for the integration of faith and learning; and over the fall semester, advance your professional development by workshopping draft essays, articles, or syllabi that put integration into practice. Graduate Christian Scholars receive a small stipend to support the investment of time in the program. Apply by December 1, 2023, to join the 2024 cohort.

Reading Groups

Explore works like C. S. Lewis’s Screwtape Letters, Augustine’s Confessions, Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, and Dante’s Divine Comedy

Short Courses

Our extracurricular short courses explore topics from “Arguments for God” to “Sexual Ethics” to “Christianity and Economics”.

Lecture and Conferences

CCS invites world-class speakers to share Christian wisdom with Duke audiences in lectures, panels, and symposia.

Get in touch with Kathryn Wagner, our Director of Programming!