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.
|CHHT 501||Episcopal Church History||3|
|or CHHT 551||Anglican History from the Reformation to the Windsor Report|
|LTCM 521||Pastoral Liturgics: The Prayer Book of the Episcopal Church||3|
|MNST 511||Pastoral Theology I: Theology and Practice of Pastoral Care||3|
|THEO 503||Foundations of Christian Spirituality||3|
|HOML 510||Advanced Preaching||3|
|LTCM 507||Singing the Word||3|
|LTCM 511||History of Christian Worship||3|
|MNST 512||Pastoral Theology II: Pastoral and Parish Leadership||3|
|THEO 521||Systematic Theology II||3|
|Total Semester Hours||27|
Students are encouraged to take a semester of contextual education, which includes field education. Students may consult their diocese and the director of contextual education regarding this.
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|
For details on these workshops, see the Non-credit Degree Requirements for Graduation section.