The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South

Anglican Studies Program (D.A.S.)

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.

Ordinarily, 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, includ-ing the principal Eucharist on Wednesday.

Diploma in Anglican Studies Curriculum

Advent Semester
  • CHHT 501. Episcopal Church History (3 Hours)
  • THEO 521. Systematic Theology II (3 Hours)
  • LTCM 521. Pastoral Liturgics (3 Hours)
  • MNST 511. Pastoral Theology I (3 Hours)
  • MNST 503. Foundations of Christian Spirituality (3 Hours)
  • Total: 15 Hours
Easter Semester
  • LTCM 511. History of Christian Worship (3 Hours)
  • HOML 510. Advanced Preaching (3 Hours)
  • MNST 512. Pastoral Theology II (3 Hours)
  • MNST 512. Contextual Education I (3 Hours)
  • LTCM 507. Singing the Word (1 Hour)
  • Total: 13 Hours

Total: 28 Hours

Non-credit Graduation Requirements
  • Constitution & Canons Workshop
  • Sexual Boundaries Training
  • Safeguarding God’s Children workshop
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Education for Ministry Immersion

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.), below for more information.

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