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Preparing women and men from around the world for both ordained and lay service in the Church.

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The Master in Divinity (M.Div Program)

A three-year residential program designed to meet the educational and formational needs of those in the ordination process in the Episcopal Church or in an equivalent process in another denomination.

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Global Impact

For 200 Years, Virginia Theological Seminary has been at the forefront of international Anglican witness and education. The Center for Anglican Communion Studies is an integral part of that witness, making available scholars and scholarship in the service of a reconciling intercultural Anglicanism.

We equip the international community of Anglicans and Episcopalians by hosting conferences, providing consultations, and supporting partnerships and projects with churches and theological institutions.

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Visit Our Campus

The Welcome Center offers visitor information, guest house check-in, maps for a self-guided campus tour, and a relaxing and friendly meeting area for our community, complete with fresh coffee and internet access. It is the first stop for visitors, including prospective students, looking to orient themselves to the Holy Hill.

Visiting VTS

Countdown to 200

The Virginia Theological Seminary was founded in 1823 and as the institution looks to celebrating its 200th anniversary, the VTS community near and far is participating in the countdown to 2023 in a variety of ways

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  1. 1823

    Virginia Theological Seminary Founded

    Virginia Seminary was founded in 1823 to educate men for the ministry of Christ's church. It was born of the struggle which followed the Revolutionary War.

  2. 1856

    Class of 1856

    The earliest known VTS class picture.

  3. 1859

    Sketch of the newly completed Aspinwall complex on the eve of the Civil War. The first VTS Chapel, demolished in 1880, is at far left.

  4. 1862

    Virginia Theological Seminary during the Civil War as captured by photographer Matthew Brady.

  5. 1911

    The VTS Class of 1911

    The VTS Class of 1911 included Edward R. Dyer (front row, 3rd from left), later Bishop of Vermont, and Robert E.L. Strider (back row, 2nd from right) later Bishop of West Virginia.

  6. 1927

    Class of 1927

    VTS has a long history of matriculation by international students, including Kimber H.K. Den and Graham Yu Ling Lieo (front row, left) from China in the Class of 1927.

  7. 1949

    The greater need for military chaplains during World War II and the Cold War brought active duty servicemen to VTS, including this group of students in 1949.

  8. 1952

    Studying in the old Packard-Laird Library, now the Center for the Ministry of Teaching, in the early 1950s.

  9. 1975

    Two of the VTS Faculty greats of the middle twentieth century: Albert T. Mollegen and Clifford L. Stanley.