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

Masters of Sacred Theology in Anglican Studies (S.T.M./A.S.)

The S.T.M. in Anglican Studies program provides the opportunity to acquire fuller mastery in that field and is suitable for those previously ordained in another denomination who plan to be ordained in the Episcopal Church.


An S.T.M. with a concentration on Anglican Studies requires one year of full-time study. This is done during one summer and one academic year. The 30 semester hours are achieved with six hours in a summer session, 18 hours in the Anglican Studies Program and a thesis for six hours credit. The student must write a thesis that demonstrates scholarly competence. The degree must be completed within two years of initial matriculation. Admission requirements are the same as those for the S.T.M. degree.

Components of the S.T.M. in Anglican Studies Courses. The student will take two courses (six hours) in a summer session and 18 hours in the Anglican Studies Program during the academic year. There are four core courses in the first semester and two in the second semester designated for those on the ordination track.


The student will be required to complete a thesis demonstrating scholarly competence in the area of Anglican Studies. The process for the thesis is stated in the D. Min. section.


An oral defense covering the area of the thesis and major specialization is also required.