Honorary Degrees

Virginia Theological Seminary awards honorary Doctor of Divinity and Doctor of Humane Letters degrees in recognition of faithful and notable service and creative and innovative leadership, especially by its own graduates, in parish ministry, in overseas missions, academia, and in ecumenical, social, diocesan, and national church interests, both clerical and lay.

Nominees may be in mid-career, approaching retirement, or retired. Honorary Degrees are awarded annually at Commencement and Academic Convocation.

See Previous Honories

Recent Honorary Degrees

VTS Awards Five
with Honorary Degrees

Honorary Degrees Awarded
during the 196th Commencement

Nominations and supporting material should be addressed to:

Chair of the Honorary Degrees Sub-Committee
Virginia Theological Seminary
3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304

Supporting materials are due no later than July 15 of each year.