VTS At A Glance

Since 1938, Virginia Theological Seminary has been an accredited member of the Association of Theological Schools and is nationally recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a “reliable authority as to the quality of postsecondary education” within the meaning of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA).
Student Body Profile *
Total enrolled: 200
Master in Divinity: 97
Master of Arts: 14
Doctoral Programs: 64
Theology and Anglican Studies: 15
Non-degree Students: 10
Continuing Education Students: 70
International Students: 9

Student Body Demographics * 
Median MDiv Student Age: 40
(20% in their 20's)
MDiv Married: 65
MDiv Men/Women: 54%/46%

Alumni Profile *
Total Alumni: 3,321
Placement Rate: 96%
U.S. Dioceses (where Alumni serve): 101
Bishops (Alumni serving as): 118

Academic Profile *
Available Courses: 78
Fulltime Faculty: 21
Adjunct Faculty: 15
Academic Programs: 8
Field Education Sites: 164
Books Published by Faculty in the Last Five years: 23


Campus Profile *
Address: 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria VA 22304
Campus Acreage: 88 Acres
Buildings on Campus: 63
Total Staff: 128
Print Books in the Library: 225,000
Espresso Beverages available in the Flamingo: 9 

Leadership Profile *
Founded: 1823
Dean & President: The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. 
Academic Dean: The Rev. Melody Knowles, Ph.D.
Dean of Student Life: The Rt. Rev. James R. Mathes
Board of Trustees Chair: Dr. David H Charlton
Board of Trustees members: 30

Memberships & Affiliations *
Association of Theological Schools, since 1938
Washington Theological Consortium, since 1969
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, since 2014

* As of August 1, 2019


Virginia Theological Seminary is listed as a 501(c)(3) institution under the US Internal Revenue Code. All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22304  |  Phone: 703-370-6600 or 800-941-0083 | Employee Directory