Thank you for your interest in Virginia Theological Seminary!
Applications are accepted throughout the academic year with the following deadlines (note that Pathway to Ministry applications will be considered only in the February 1st Round):
PLEASE NOTE: INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN THE 2020-21 APPLICATION ROUND DUE TO COVID-19 COMPLICATIONS. THE NEXT APPLICATION CYCLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WILL BE IN FALL 2021 FOR ENTRY IN FALL 2022.
- December 1 – Priority Round: All master's level application types except Pathway to Ministry (decision notification by January 30);
- February 1 – Round 1: All Pathway to Ministry applications, as well as additional applications for all other tracks (decision notification by March 15);
- May 1 – Round 2: All master's level application types except Pathway to Ministry (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. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org