Most Episcopal seminaries offer three-year, part-time, and full-time graduate programs, for both ordained ministry and lay leadership, and offer advanced theological studies, master’s degrees, doctor’s degrees, and certificate programs for non-degree-seeking students.
Please visit the websites of the seminaries listed below for detailed information about their admissions process and academic programs.
Berkeley Divinity School at Yale
As an Episcopal seminary, Berkeley Divinity School offers the diversity of a university divinity school, combined with the focus of a denominational seminary.
Bexley Hall Seabury Western Theological Federation
As an Episcopal center for learning and discipleship at the crossroads of the nation, Bexley Seabury forms lay and clergy leaders to proclaim God’s mission in the world, creating new networks of Christian formation, entrepreneurial leadership and bold inquiry in the service of the Gospel.
Church Divinity School of the Pacific
Church Divinity School of the Pacific, the only Episcopal seminary on the West Coast, integrates scholarship, reflection and worship with the ministry of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In our classrooms, in our communities, and in our partnership with the ecumenical and interreligious Graduate Theological Union, we define and enrich our faith, and embrace the future.
Episcopal Divinity School at Union (EDS)
In an ever-changing world, Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) is a respected and progressive center for study and spiritual formation for lay and ordained leaders. Committed to a mission of forward-looking social justice and inclusive education and grounded in the Anglican tradition, EDS balances a respect for the past with an orientation of innovation.
General Theological Seminary
The General Theological Seminary believes academics, worship, and life in community are inseparable elements in the process of formation for ministry in Christ’s church, whether lay or ordained.
Founded in 1842 as an heir of the Oxford Movement and inspired by Jackson Kemper, the first missionary bishop of The Episcopal Church, Nashotah House exists to form persons for ministry in the breadth of the Catholic Tradition, empowering the Church for the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Nashotah House offers holistic training in the context of worship and community, offering both full residency degree programs and low-residency, hybrid-distance options.
Seminary of the Southwest
Seminary of the Southwest forms men and women for the service of Christ in lay or ordained ministry within the church and the larger society. Southwest’s vision is to be a community for formation and leadership within the church supported by a strength of program, endowment, and environment that assures excellence in theological and pastoral education.
The School of Theology, the University of the South
The School of Theology is an accredited seminary that forms lay and ordained leaders to serve The Episcopal Church. In the Anglican tradition of forming disciples through a common life of prayer, study, and service, the seminary offers residential education surrounded by God’s creation in a rural, natural setting. The seminary’s rigorous curriculum is grounded in tradition, while also emphasizing development of the creative capacity required to take the core activities of the Church—which is to gather, hear the Word, and share the sacraments—and adapt them to the changing demands of our time. The seminary’s global contextual education program further equips students for the practical aspects of ministry in community, preparing graduates who are learned, devout, skilled, and resilient.
Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS)
Virginia Theological Seminary is a seminary of The Episcopal Church that has since 1823 served to further the universal mission of Christ’s church by providing graduate theological education and serving as a theological resource for The Episcopal Church, the Anglican Communion, and the wider church. In preparing its students as servants of Jesus Christ, as lay and ordained leaders of the church, the Seminary has placed theological education in the context of residential community marked by common life and worship.