Diploma in Anglican Studies
The Diploma in Anglican Studies is a one-year, 24 credit hour program designed to meet the needs of those seeking ordination in the Episcopal Church. Normally, students will have either completed a Master of Divinity in a non-Episcopal school or have initially studied for ordination with a diocesan school or program. The DAS is also especially suitable for clergy coming from another tradition or for laity who want a foundational education in Anglican theology, spirituality, and polity. As part of
the core of their formation, DAS students take up responsibilities for worship and preaching in the Seminary chapel. An Anglican studies year provides a rare opportunity to combine classroom study of Anglicanism with living and praying within an Episcopal community, being formed by its ethos and spirituality.
Because our DAS students come with varied backgrounds in theological study and lay ministerial experience the DAS is designed to provide the flexibility needed to meet diocesan requirements as well as student need interest. The program’s coordinator works individually with students to plan their course of study, helping them get the very best from their program.
DAS Program Goals
Graduates of the Diploma in Anglican Studies program
at Seminary of the Southwest will display integral formation
in these three areas:
- Being: Display an understanding of the Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Church, its biblical, theological and liturgical tradition, its history and moral theology, and practices of ministry and pastoral care.
- Knowing: Apply knowledge of the Anglican tradition to bear on the challenges of the contemporary church and world.
- Doing: Exercise leadership in Christ Chapel.
Discerning students are encouraged to use the links provided below to schedule a visit or to speak directly with one of Southwest’s enrollment managers.
Beth Jordan, Enrollment Manager