What? Where? When? How?

How long does the program take?

The program runs the last three weeks of June with classes being taught Monday - Friday. Most students complete the coursework for the D.Min or S.T.M. in four summers. Some complete project or thesis work before May of that year and graduate. Many return to Sewanee for a fifth summer specifically for that purpose.

How do I find time off to come to Sewanee?
  • Many of our students cover some, if not all, of the time here in Sewanee with continuing education time.
  • Several of our students have approached their vestry about the possibility of getting an advanced degree and have found them, recognizing the benefit of clergy education to the congregation, willing to allow extra time away.
  • Some of our students have worked with their congregation to take advantage of time already earned toward a sabbatical to use early for their study.
How much does it cost?

You'll find the latest information about tuition, fees, and housing costs here

Are scholarships available?

Yes! Scholarship money is available for summer students. The application can be found here.

How else do students pay for this degree?
  • Many students find their continuing education budget covers a significant portion of the cost.
  • Several of our students have approached their vestry about the possibility of the congregation, recognizing the benefit of clergy education to them, willing to cover some costs such as housing or board.
  • We encourage you to speak with your bishop about your plans for further education and development as a clergy person. Many bishops and dioceses have funds that might be used towards your cost of attendance.

Advanced Degrees Program