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Tuition & Financial Aid for Doctoral Programs
The Doctoral programs currently charge tuition per residency rather than per credit. Students are billed annually in May, but installment plans are available for students who request them. VTS is committeed to keeping doctoral education affordable and offers substantial financial aid to qualified applicants. 

Doctoral Programs Tuition & Fees


On-Campus Students:
Tuition $5,295
Room (three weeks) $ 460
Board (three weeks) $ 680
Total $6,435
Commuting Students:
Tuition $5,295
Board (three weeks, lunch ony) $260
Total $5,555

Keeping Your Education Affordable

Virginia Theological Seminary is committed to making doctoral education affordable for students. In addition to encouraging you to seek continuing education funds from your school or parish, the program awards scholarships to deserving students from the following sources:

Context Grants offer up to one-third the cost of tuition. These grants prioritize minority applicants and those serving in small congregations.

The Käthe and Milton Crum Doctor of Ministry Scholarship Fund is a meritbased scholarship for students of extraordinary promise.

The Hortenstine Doctor of Ministry Endowment Fund is designated for those engaged in ministries of teaching, chaplaincy, and administration in Episcopal Schools.

The Janet Maguire Scholarship Fund supports lay education for both master’s level and doctoral students.

The Jo-Ann Bishop Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for both lay and ordained clergy for continuing education.
"The D.Min. program has stretched and enriched me--in heart, soul, mind and strength. It has revitalized my passion for ministry and my capacity to live into my vocation."
- Dawna Wall ('13), Pastoral Associate
Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa, Canada
Applications Available for Summer 2021 Residency
October 15, 2020

Application Deadline for Summer 2021 Residency
January 10, 2021

Summer 2021 Residency
June 21- July 9 
Applications Available for Summer 2022 Residency
October 15, 2021

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