This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing to use this website, you consent to our use of these cookies.
Academic Programs

Anglican Studies Program

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Anglican Studies program is designed to prepare individuals who have earned their first theological degree at a non-Episcopal seminary, and/or who have been ordained in other denominations, for ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church.  To be eligible to enter the program, the applicant must be a postulant or candidate for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Church and have their bishops' permission to attend.  

Previously only available as a full-time course of study, the Post-Graduate Diploma in Anglican Studies program is now approved to offer opportunities for part-time study.  The part-time program requires that the student be present on campus during a cluster of days each week, and that he or she participate in the worship and fellowship aspects of our communal life on those days (attendance at one of three worship services, and joining in the fellowship of a communal meal - usually lunch).  Part-time students are not currently eligible to live in campus residence halls or receive need-based financial aid. 

The application process and materials required are the same as for other Master's level programs.

For further information about the Post-Graduate Diploma in Anglican Studies, please contact the admissions office at admissions@vts.edu or by calling 703-461-1706 to speak with an admissions officer.

Course Requirements

Course Offerings

List of 1 items.

  • Anglican Studies Program

    This Diploma requires satisfactory completion of twenty-four hours of academic credit.

    Required Courses
    Four credit hours in Studies in Christian Worship, and 17 credit hours of Electives in Historical Studies, Ministerial Studies, Studies in Christian Worship, etc. Students will chose courses in consultation with their Bishop or Commission on Ministry as well as VTS's Associate Dean of Students and Director of Anglican Studies. 
    Student must take a minimum of 1.5 hours in the January Term, and the Anglican Reflective Seminar and the Habit of Priesthood course (three credit hours for these two courses).

Contact Us




Mailing Address:
Admissions Office
Virginia Theological Seminary
3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304

On Campus: 
the Admissions office is located in
Aspinwall Hall, building #2 on the campus map.
3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22304  |  Phone: 703-370-6600 or 800-941-0083 | Employee Directory