Diploma of Anglican Studies

The diploma of Anglican studies is a special program that examines Anglican theology, history, spirituality, liturgy, preaching, and polity. This program is designed primarily for those who already have a divinity degree and have transferred from the ministry of other communions to ministry in The Episcopal Church. Students are introduced to the Anglican ethos through study of the common heritage and present identity of churches comprising the Anglican Communion, and through study of the development of Anglicanism.

Normally, the applicant for Anglican studies has a master of divinity (M.Div.) degree from an accredited seminary. Most such applicants pursue the diploma in Anglican studies, which normally requires one academic year’s residence, appropriate course work, and participation in the worship life of the seminary community by attending at least one chapel service on each weekday, including the principal Eucharist on Wednesday.

Qualified applicants may instead pursue the degree of master of sacred theology (S.T.M.) in Anglican studies, which normally entails one summer of study in the advanced degrees program, study-in-residence during the academic year, and the writing of a thesis. See the section under master of sacred theology (S.T.M.) for more information.

Requirements for the Diploma

Graduation from the School of Theology follows the successful completion of all requirements for the specified program of study and the approval of the diploma by the faculty of the School of Theology.

A diploma of Anglican studies (D.A.S.) student who has successfully completed all prescribed work and has completed all non-credit program requirements is eligible for the award of the diploma of Anglican studies. Work toward the D.A.S. program is to be concluded within two consecutive years from the date of matriculation.

Students whose prior M.Div. coursework duplicates part of the curriculum should consult the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs about advanced standing.

CHHT 551Anglican History from the Reformation to the Windsor Report3
LTCM 521Pastoral Liturgics: The Prayer Book of the Episcopal Church3
MNST 511Pastoral Theology I: Theology and Practice of Pastoral Care3
THEO 503Foundations of Christian Spirituality3
HOML 510Advanced Preaching3
LTCM 507Singing the Word3
LTCM 511History of Christian Worship3
MNST 512Pastoral Theology II: Pastoral and Parish Leadership3
THEO 521Systematic Theology II3
Total Semester Hours27

Non-credit Graduation Requirements1

Constitution and Canons (Title IV) Workshop
Safeguarding God's People Workshop
Safeguarding God's Children Workshop
Cultural Diversity Workshop
Education for Ministry Experience
Chapel participation, as scheduled