The Anglican Studies Program
The Divinity School, in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, offers students interested in learning more about the Anglican/Episcopal Tradition - including those preparing for ordination - an Anglican Studies Certificate (ASC). This partnership offers students a unique opportunity to combine the ecumenical education of CRCDS with a dynamic, mission-driven, social justice-oriented Anglican studies program. Lay and clergy leaders interested in learning more about the Episcopal church from outside the tradition are also invited to pursue the certificate.
The ASC consists of six three-credit courses taken over the duration of a student’s M.Div. program at CRCDS. These courses are designed to serve the academic and formational needs of students preparing for Anglican/Episcopal ministry. Areas of study include:
These courses will be offered in a variety of educational delivery systems, including on-campus, semester-long courses, seminar or reading courses, and week-long intensive courses.
In addition to taking these core courses, it is expected that students enrolled in ACS will participate in the weekly Anglican Cohort and CRCDS worship. This program will make Title IV, Anti-Racism, and Safe Church Training available. Attention will also be given to assist students in preparing for the General Ordination Exams. Episcopal students should know that requirements for ordination are determined by their sponsoring Bishop in consultation with the diocesan Commission on Ministry. Applicants seeking ordination are required to secure the recommendation of their Bishop before entering the program. Persons seeking to complete the stand-alone certificate should consult with the program director as well as their local bishop prior to matriculation. Interested students should consult the Office of admissions for admission requirements to the Certificate program
Episcopal students should know that the particular requirements for ordination are determined by their sponsoring bishop in consultation with the diocesan Commission on Ministry. Applicants seeking ordination are required to secure the recommendation of their bishop.
|WHO SHOULD ENROLL:
|Those persons seeking ordination in the Anglican Church
|Laypersons in the Church
|Clergy members seeking continuing theological education
Eligibility: 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.