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Masters Programs Tuition and Fees

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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.


Registration and Degree Fee

All new students, both master’s and doctoral, pay a one-time, non-refundable Registration and Degree Fee of $200 when accepting an offer of admission. Tuition Rates for Masters’ Level Programs are listed below.

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MASTER’S LEVEL STUDENTS

ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021
Total Charges for all terms: August, Fall, January, and Spring

VTS Associated Costs – for August, Fall, January, and Spring Terms (9 month Academic Year)

(Billed by the Seminary in two equal installments. Financial Aid will be applied to these costs.)

Single Students

  • Tuition: $14,000
  • Student Activity Fee: $200
  • Housing: $2,000 – for residence hall accommodation
  • Board Plan: $4,000 – full meal plan

Married/Family Students

  • Tuition: $14,000
  • Student Activity Fee: $200
  • Housing:
    • 1 bedroom apartment: $14,400
    • 2 bedroom apartment: $16,800
    • 3 bedroom apartment: $19,200
  • Board Plan: $1,500 – lunch-only meal plan
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Refund Policy

No tuition charge for the August & January Terms if enrolled full-time (12 credit hours) in the following semester.

Part-time students are charged tuition for each and every term at $655/credit hour, $150/audit hour.

Students who may need to withdraw from school should consult the Seminary’s Tuition Refund Policy to understand the effect on various billed charges and fees.

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IRS Publication 970 Tax Benefits for Education explains the tax benefits for a student who pays for education and the tax implications for a student who receives educational assistance.

IRS Publication 970

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The Master in Divinity (M.Div Program)

The Master in Divinity (M.Div Program)

The Master in Divinity program is 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.

The Master of Arts (M.A. Program)

The Master of Arts (M.A. Program)

The Master of Arts program at Virginia Theological Seminary aims to prepare students academically for advanced research and/or professionally for service to the church.

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All Degrees

All Degrees

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.