Explore Your Call

The road to becoming a Divine Word Missionary is a challenging, yet joyful one that includes education, formation, prayer and intercultural training. You will experience all of those as a student here.

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Divine Word College Campus

Explore Our Campus

The campus is located in beautiful northeast Iowa. Nestled in Epworth, Iowa, you can experience the peaceful serenity of the Iowa countryside.

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Graduating students singing in choir

Missionary Ministry of Music

Music is a universal language. For a missionary, it offers an invaluable way to connect with people in other cultures.

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From Beginner to Advanced Learn English

Our intensive 8 week program includes small classes, one-on-one tutoring and fun field trips to learn culture. Classes Start Soon!


Employment Opportunities

Interested in becoming a part of our community? Click below to view a list of positions currently availalable. 

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Student Life

Student life is full and satisfying. At DWC you will be a part of a uniquely intercultural community where you will learn and grow in your knowledge and in your faith.

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Our students develop intellectually through participation in challenging courses in a liberal arts curriculum

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Divine Word Missionaries

After completion of the academic and formation programs at Divine Word College, male students may apply for the Divine Word Missionary novitiate

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What is Mission Sunday? Fr. Tom Asheman explains

Fr. Tom Ascheman, SVD, explains. . .

What is Mission Sunday?

What is Mission Sunday? Why do we celebrate the day in the Catholic Church? And what does it mean to Divine Word Missionaries? Fr. Tom Asheman had the answers and shares them in this video. Click and learn!

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