Admissions & Aid

Masters Level Applicants

Thank you for your interest in Virginia Theological Seminary! 

VTS offers a rolling admissions process; applications are received, interviews conducted, and offers of admission made throughout the academic year.  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.  Those who wait until the May will likely not be able to visit campus and have their interviews before classes end.  On-campus apartments and residence halls are available on a first-come, first served basis.

This page contains all the information and forms you will need to apply to the Master in Divinity, Master of Arts, Post-Graduate Diploma in Anglican Studies, and the Post-Graduate Diploma in Theology programs at Virginia Theological Seminary.   The application form can be completed electronically online.  Click here for instructions and the application form link.  Information about supporting documents for the application process is also posted.

 
NOTE if you anticipate applying for financial aid:  You can begin applying for financial aid as you are completing the admissions process.  We understand that you may not be able to gather all the required materials for the financial aid application (such as a copy of your tax return) until the spring.  Information and application forms for financial aid can be found in the "Student Financial Services" tab on the website. 

If you have any questions about our programs of study or the application process, we encourage you to be in touch.  Please call the Admissions Office at 703-461-1951, or contact us by email at admissions@vts.edu

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  • Admissions and Deadlines

    June 1 is the application deadline for Master's level applicants  who will begin study in the August term /Fall.  Those applying for the King-Mitchell Merit Scholarship Prize should send all materials, including the entrance essay, by March 1. 

    October 1 is the application deadline for M.A., Diploma in Theology, and Diploma in Anglican Studies students who will begin study in the Spring Term. 

    Applications are received, admissions interviews held, and offers of admission are made throughout the academic year.  Applicants to the M.Div. program (or other programs) who are in the ordination process in the Episcopal Church may apply and interview before postulancy is granted; however, any offer of admission is contingent upon the applicant being named a postulant.

    On-campus housing is limited and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  Students who pay their deposits after on-campus housing is filled must make their own housing arrangements off campus.
  • Submitting the Application Materials

    Please email your essay to the Admissions Office at the address below.  Your recommendations may be sent directly to VTS by your recommenders via mail or email.  Transcripts should be mailed to VTS directly by your school(s).  Our contact information:

    Admissions Office
    Virginia Theological Seminary
    3737 Seminary Road
    Alexandria, VA  22304

    OR

    admissions@vts.edu

Final Deadlines

June 1 is the deadline for submission of application materials for US citizens planning to enter a master's level program in the following August term/Fall semester.  

December 1 is the deadline for international applicants wishing to begin study in a master's level program in the following August term/Fall semester. This deadline applies to applicants who are not US citizens and are not currently residing in the United States

October 1
is the deadline for those beginning the M.A., Anglican Studies, and Diploma in Theology programs in the Spring term.
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