Advanced Degrees Program

June 11–29, 2018

The Advanced Degrees Program at the School of Theology is a summer program designed to increase professional knowledge in the practice of ministry for clergy. Classes build the relationship between the practice of ministry and biblical, historical, and theological studies by combining learning in community with a cycle of daily prayer and worship in the Anglican tradition. Please see the 2017–2018 catalog for degree details.

  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Doctor of Ministry in Preaching
  • Doctor of Ministry in Liturgy
  • Masters of Sacred Theology
  • Masters of Sacred Theology in Anglican Studies

2018 Summer Courses

Detailed course descriptions and required reading list may be found here.

Lauren Winner, Duke Divinity School: "Images of God in the Bible"
James Tengatenga, School of Theology, and Robert MacSwain, School of Theology: "Same-Sex Relationships and the Anglican Communion"
Tom Long, Emory University, and William Brosend, School of Theology: "The Challenge and Craft of Preaching"
Neil Alexander, School of Theology, and James Turrell, School of Theology: "Mapping Liturgical Structures"
Benjamin King, School of Theology: "The Oxford Movement and the Liturgy"

ADP 2018 Schedule

January 15 — Students planning to graduate in May submit first draft of D.Min. project/STM thesis to advisor and second reader. 

February — Students planning to graduate in May submit Petition to Graduate.

March 1—Students begin submitting Housing and Meal Plan forms (deadline June 4).

April 6 — One final copy of project/thesis, including the $20 library binding fee, must be received for student to graduate in May.

April 9 — Applications to the program and financial aid forms are due from those who wish to be considered for financial aid for the current year.

April 13 — Registration for ADP classes begins. Most students will register for two courses.

May 1 — Deadline for students not seeking financial aid to submit applications to enter the program for the current year.

May 18 — Deadline for competed registration.

June 11 — Opening Day: orientation is at 3 p.m.; opening Eucharist is at 4:30 p.m. CST.

June 12 — Classes begin and daily lunch in refectory.

June 29 — Last day of classes.

Sept. 1 — All papers and assignments due.

Nov. 1 — Grades will be emailed to students.


Useful Links (for students enrolled in ADP)

2018 Class Schedule

2018 Financial Aid Form (Sorry, but this form is no longer accepting submissions. Please call 931.598.1340 if you have questions.)

Doctor of Ministry: Instructions for Completion of the Project

Doctor of Ministry Project: Proposal Guidelines and Process‌

Master of Sacred Theology: Thesis Proposal Guidelines and Process‌

Master of Sacred Theology: Instructions for Completion of the Thesis

The petition to graduate may be downloaded here.

Request for Housing and Meal Plan

Would you like to learn more? You may send an email to our admission counselor at to receive additional information.