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Continuing Education Courses

Basic Courses

Auditing Masters Level Courses

If you are interested in taking master’s level courses at the Seminary without being enrolled in a degree program or receiving credit, consider applying as an Auditor HERE. This option is suitable for alumni, clergy, and lay leaders looking for continuing education opportunities.
Lifelong Learners are invited to audit the following masters level classes offered by VTS (additional course details available in the "Download" box on the right side of this page).

Special Monthly Weekend Retreat Series: The Mechanics of Preaching 
Friday evenings through Saturday: September 6 & 7, October 4 & 5, November 1 & 2 
$225 tuition; discounted on-campus overnight accommodation 
Interested in refreshing your preaching practice? This course for experienced preachers explores sermon forms, selecting effective illustrations, honing your delivery, and deepening your practice of reflection. 

Evening Offerings
  • Introduction to New Testament
  • The Bible, Myth and Superheroes
  • Teaching Faith

Daytime Offerings 
  • Jesus in His Community
  • Old Testament
  • Biblical Greek
  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Gospel of Matthew
  • Epistle to the Romans
  • The History of the Episcopal Church
  • Historical Witness of the Church
  • Christian Formation of Youth in Varied Contexts
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Music, Icons and Contemplative Life
Students interested in auditing a graduate level course at VTS will apply through the “Non-Degree” Auditor Program. (Please note it is up to the professor to decide how many auditors students are admitted to a particular class.)  

Applicants should include (forms found in the download box to the right):
  1. The completed Auditor application form.
  2. A brief letter outlining your purpose of study, and indicating which summer masters-level courses you are applying to. If you are applying to more than one, please list them in order of preference. 
  3. The completed reference form, sealed in an envelope. It should be from your rector, pastor, or another church professional familiar with your life and work in the church.
Tuition for Auditors is at the rate of $150 per “audit” hour.

Please email Diane Wright, Director of Continuing Education, with any questions.


Diane M. Wright

Senior Associate for Lifelong Learning
Director, Continuing Education

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