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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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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It's back! Family Swim Time

Looking for something different to do? Open to all ages!

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Who We Are

Divine Word College is the only Roman Catholic seminary College in the country dedicated to preparing its students for Catholic missionary service.


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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Class of 2018

Congratulations to the Class of 2018. This group of very talented individuals will be missed. Five members are moving on to the novitiate, others will begin graduate school in the fall and some will put their education to use in other ways serving God's people.

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