Doctoral Programs Tuition and Fees

The educational experience at VTS begins with a core curriculum of scripture, theology, and church history, and expands to include electives and experiences that unite theory with practice. This integrative approach makes the curriculum with our Masters, Doctoral, or Non-Degree programs come alive as students use their classroom learning in the field.

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Tuition & Financial Aid for Doctoral Programs

The Doctoral programs currently charge tuition per residency rather than per credit. Students are billed annually in May, but installment plans are available for students who request them. VTS is committed to keeping doctoral education affordable and offers substantial financial aid to qualified applicants.

Doctoral Programs Tuition & Fees

Doctoral Students

On-Campus Students:

  • Tuition     $5,295
  • Room (three weeks)    $ 460
  • Board (three weeks)    $ 680

Total $6,435

Commuting Students:

  • Tuition    $5,295
  • Board (three weeks, lunch only)   $260

Total $5,555

Keeping Your Education Affordable

Virginia Theological Seminary is committed to making doctoral education affordable for students. In addition to encouraging you to seek continuing education funds from your school or parish, the program awards scholarships to deserving students from the following sources:

  • Context Grants offer up to one-third the cost of tuition. These grants prioritize minority applicants and those serving in small congregations.
  • The Käthe and Milton Crum Doctor of Ministry Scholarship Fund is a merit-based scholarship for students of extraordinary promise.
  • The Hortenstine Doctor of Ministry Endowment Fund is designated for those engaged in ministries of teaching, chaplaincy, and administration in Episcopal Schools.
  • The Janet Maguire Scholarship Fund supports lay education for both master’s level and doctoral students.
  • The Jo-Ann Bishop Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for both lay and ordained clergy for continuing education.

Dates to Remember

Summer 2020 Residency
June 22 – July 10, 2020

Applications Available for Summer 2021 Residency
October 15, 2020

Application Deadline for Summer 2021 Residency
January 10, 2021

Summer 2021 Residency
June 21- July 9

Applications Available for Summer 2022 Residency
October 15, 2021

Contact Us

Program or Application Questions?

703-461-1863

doctor@vts.edu

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The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min)

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min)

Students in D.Min. tracks complete pre-thesis coursework in three years. Classes consist of two basic types: Seminar courses and online courses. Seminar courses follow a hybrid learning model, combining online education with in-class time during summer residencies.

The Doctor of Educational Ministry (D.Ed.Min)

The Doctor of Educational Ministry (D.Ed.Min)

The Doctor of Educational Ministry is designed for professionals who hold a master’s degree in a discipline related to D.Ed.Min. studies rather than a Master of Divinity. Like the DMin, there are three tracks students can choose from: Educational Leadership,

All Degree Programs

All Degree Programs

The educational experience at VTS begins with a core curriculum of scripture, theology, and church history, and expands to include electives and experiences that unite theory with practice.