Brite Divinity School is a progressive, ecumenical graduate theological school related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Located on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, Brite is a beacon in the Southwest for transformative vision and unconditional hospitality. The school is known for its distinguished faculty of teacher-scholars, care for community, and commitment to social justice.
Every program and every aspect of life at Brite is touched by the school's guiding core values:
- SCHOLARSHIP that engages church, academy, and public life;
- JUSTICE that enhances diversity, flourishing, and wholeness;
- PRACTICE that enlivens intellectual, spiritual, and professional growth.
"This is a theology that is open and not fixed; creative and imaginative and not traditional and safe; inclusive and discerning while trying not to be judgmental; it asks more questions than it answers; it trusts the wisdom of others and yet brings the tools of disciplined critical reflection to bear on all that is said or thought."
"This community values relatedness that is built around such lived qualities as honesty, grace, openness, curiosity, and passion. As we continue to foster these qualities in our community, everyone who encounters Brite is changed." –Dean Joretta Marshall
Join Us for Open House:
The Office of Admissions at Brite Divinity School invites you to join us to engage in an experience the best of the Brite life at our Fall Open House on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.
The Day at Brite includes the following:
- 8:30-9:00am: Continental Breakfast
- 9:30-10:45am: Faculty Teaching an Program Information Sessions
- 11:00am: Chapel Service and Inauguration of Dr. Barbara McClure as Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Practice
- 12:00pm (Noon): Community Conversation and Lunch
- 1:00-3:45pm: Faculty/Class Engagement, Admissions Conversations, Campus Tours
Thanks to the collaboration of faculty, staff, and students, our office has put together a stellar schedule for the day. The event is free and open to anyone with interest in Brite's programs. We ask participants to register using our online form or call our office at (817) 257-7513. For guests traveling some distance, we will help to arrange overnight accommodation, meals, and, if needed, transportation to/from the airport. We look forward to your presence on campus.
- Master of Divinity
- Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry
- Master of Theological Studies
- Master of Theology
- Collaborative Degrees
- M.Div., M.T.S., or M.A.T.M. with an M.S.W.
- M.Div., M.T.S., or M.A.T.M. with an M.B.A.
- Doctor of Ministry
- Biblical Interpretation: New Testament
- Biblical Interpretation: Hebrew Bible
- Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care
Tuition and Other Financial Information
Brite has a long tradition of providing generous merit-based and need-based aid to admitted students in all programs. Need-based aid comes in the form of tuition grants, which cover a significant percentage of tuition. Merit grants cover up to 100% tuition and may include an additional stipend.
Brite's premier Master of Divinity scholarship, the Haggard Legacy Fellowship, offers three full time students, matriculating in the fall, full tuition and a yearly stipend of $10,000, renewable for up to three years.
View Brite's Faculty Directory
"At Brite, students and faculty engage in theological study that draws upon the gift of our minds to dig more deeply into assumptions, to ask more questions about perspectives, and to genuinely engage in profound conversation." Dean Joretta Marshall
Brite Divinity School and Texas Christian University are independent institutions that share a rich historical relationship and enjoy a shared heritage, affiliation, traditions, and values with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Both institutions recognize the benefits of a supportive and collaborative relationship in areas of teaching and scholarly programs.
Located on the campus of TCU, Brite is surrounded by the vitality and resources of a major university. Students at Brite receive a campus I.D. card that grants full access to every aspect of university life, including a large interdisciplinary library, a state-of-the-art recreational center, world class lectures, fine arts performances, and sporting events.
Brite is seen by many as a haven in the Southwest, one that seeks to foster global awareness and open dialogues that broaden our understanding of the world beyond us and its impact on our region.