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

Welcome to The School of Theology

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A Vibrant Community

The School of Theology takes pride in having a flourishing and vibrant community for its seminarians, faculty, and staff alike, grounded in the life we share in God. It is this traditional residential educational model — of worshiping together, living together, and studying together — that has the proven benefit of building relationships across all possible boundaries and forming priests fully prepared for the challenges of today's Church.

Rigorous Academics

Sewanee offers a wide range of degrees and certificates for ordained and lay individuals. The School of Theology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

  • The M.Div. program is for those ordinands and postulants of the Episcopal Church.
  • Our M.A. program is for those non-clergy individuals interested in a graduate level degree to deepen their faith and knowlege in their choice of five concentrations..
  • Continuing education includes a D. Min. degree and A.T.S. degree in our Advanced Degrees Program for clergy.
  • Anglican Studies is a special program that examines Anglican theology, history, spirituality, liturgy, preaching, and polity.

Complete details about admission requirements, courses, and requirements by degree may be found in our current year academic catalog.

Our faculty is committed to excellence in teaching, and our students are deeply engaged in the process of learning, which makes for a dynamic partnership in the classroom.The breadth and depth of the contextual education program will surprise you. And because of the relationship with the University of the South, the extent of resources is almost limitless.

Making Ends Meet

Our financial aid and scholarship program is one of the most comprehensive offered. Discover what support is available for you. The University also offers housing on campus for rent. Click heere to view campus housing and floor plans.

Spirituality and Worship on the Mountain

The worship of God is the heart of the community’s life. The community gathers three times a day as the Book of Common Prayer becomes transparent to God’s love and human yearning and struggle. Most students have spiritual directors to support and guide them through their time on the Mountain. Because of the School’s setting amid 13,000 acres of rich forest and its unique relationship with the Episcopal Church, worship takes on a special spiritual character within the whole Sewanee community. The School’s commitment to preaching excellence is lived out daily in the Chapel of the Apostles.

Come & See 2016

Are you in discernment for clergy or lay leadership? You are invited to the annual Come & See visitation weekend at Sewanee, scheduled for Feb. 18–20, 2016.

Admissions Process

Interested in learning more about our admission process? You can browse our requirements and the current catalog, email our admissions office, or fill out and submit the inquiry form below. Questions can be directed to or by phone at 931.598.1283.

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