Virginia Theological Seminary Institutional Effectiveness Statement
Master’s Level Programs
According to the ATS Exit surveys, students have consistently reported that they were Satisfied or Very Satisfied with the way the education they had received at Virginia Theological Seminary has enhanced the skills necessary for their future occupations. Some of these areas included the “ability to preach well”, the “ability to use and interpret Scripture” and the “ability to think theologically”.
Students in our Doctor of Ministry program are expected to complete all coursework and the doctoral project thesis within 5 years of enrollment. However, due to the exigencies of ministry, leadership and life of these active professionals, extensions can be offered for up to 3 additional years, thus extending the range as far as 8 years.
Below are calculated completion rates as of August 2015 for students who began the doctoral program in the academic years 2006-07 through 2009-10.
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This seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national or ethnic origin.