The Anglican Studies Program

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A Collaborative Partnership

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (CRCDS) in collaboration with Bexley-Seabury Federation and The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester offers Episcopal students preparing for ordination the opportunity to earn a Master of Divinity degree from CRCDS concurrently with an Anglican Studies Certificate from Bexley-Seabury. 

This unique partnership offers students preparing for ministry in the Episcopal Church with the extraordinary opportunity to combine the outstanding ecumenical theological education available at CRCDS with a strong, traditional program in Anglican studies and formation through Bexley-Seabury. 

Program Overview

The Anglican Studies Certificate consists of five (5) three-credit courses and one no-credit course in Canon Law taken over the duration of a student’s M.Div. program at CRCDS.  These courses fulfill the canonical requirements for pre-ordination education as stipulated in the Canons of the Episcopal Church USA and fit within the eight (8) electives available to students enrolled in the M.Div. program at CRCDS.  Areas of study will include the following:

  • Anglican Spirituality and Ethos
  • Anglican Theology and Ethics
  • Anglican and Episcopal History
  • Anglican Liturgy and Music: Theology and Practice
  • Anglican Liturgy and Music: Development and Theology
  • Canon Law (on-line, no-credit)

The program will also offer opportunities for Anglican formation in the form of daily offices, regular Eucharist, and ongoing spiritual and theological reflection throughout the student’s course of study.

Students enrolling in the certificate program may access courses in a variety of ways: online delivery methods, hybrid courses (half online and half in Chicago), one-week intensives in January or June, or courses taught by CRCDS faculty associates or Bexley Seabury faculty on the CRCDS campus.

More information about Bexley-Seabury may be found online at this link.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to the Master of Divinity program at CRCDS and to the Anglican Certificate program requires a completed four-year degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Contact Us:

For more information about the Anglican Studies Certificate program or to schedule a campus visit, please call 585-340-9500 or email