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Admissions & Aid

Masters Level Applicants

Thank you for your interest in Virginia Theological Seminary! 

Applications are accepted throughout the academic year with the following deadlines:
  • December 1 – Priority Domestic and International Applications (decision notification by January 30)
  • February 1 – Round 1 Domestic Applications (decision notification by March 15)
  • May 1 – Round 2 Domestic Applications (decision notification by June 1)
While our master’s level programs may be pursued on a part-time basis, students in the Master in Divinity program must complete the last two years in residence full-time.
An integral part of the application process is visiting the VTS campus and interviewing with a faculty member. Visit days are available throughout the year and provide the opportunity to meet one-on-one with admissions/financial aid officers, attend classes, eat lunch with students, and engage with all aspects of VTS life. Some applicants choose to attend one of our prospective student events: Fall Visit Day or Spring Visit Weekend. Registration can be made through the VTS website in the weeks leading up to the events. *PLEASE NOTE THAT CAMPUS VISITS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19.*

We strongly encourage you to apply as soon as you are able, and for those in an ordination process in the Episcopal Church, as soon as you have received diocesan permission to do so.  On-campus apartments and residence halls are available on a first-come, first serve basis.

If you have questions about our programs of study or the application process, we encourage you to be in touch with the Admissions Office at admissions@vts.edu

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