The following course of studies is designed to prepare students academically for ministry in the Traditional Anglican Communion. Completing these programs of study does not, however, guarantee ordination, which includes a variety of non-academic qualifications, including moral rectitude, spiritual formation, and emotional and intellectual maturity. Ordination is at the discretion of each student’s diocesan bishop, and regulated by the distinct requirements of each jurisdiction’s canon law.

Track 1 

This is the track for traditional students, entering seminary studies with a B.A., B.S. or equivalent degree. B100 and B101 may be omitted for students who have already taken and passed these with a grade equivalent of C or better.

Courses Required for Preparation for Ordination to the Diaconate

  • T100 Christian Philosophy
  • T101 Introduction to Christian Theology
  • T102 Christian Apologetics
  • T110 Moral Theology
  • T120 Introduction to Ascetical Theology
  • B100 New Testament (Koine) Greek
  • B101 Biblical Hebrew
  • B102 Hermeneutics
  • B103 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • B105 Introduction to the New Testament Epistles: Romans and 1 Corinthians
  • B110 The Synoptic Gospels
  • B115 The Johannine Scriptures: the Gospel, Epistles, and Apocalypse
  • H105 Councils, Creeds, and Heresies
  • H110 Historic Anglican Writings and Divines
  • H120 Introduction to Christian Liturgy
  • H130 The Book of Common Prayer & the Missals
  • C100 Canon Law and Polity
  • PR100 Liturgical and Practical Ministry of a Deacon/Practical Training in Liturgy
  • PR 101 Introduction to Homiletics
  • PR 102 Christian Education and Missions

Courses Required for Preparation for Ordination to the Priesthood

  • B200 The Pentateuch
  • B205 The Historical Writings and the Prophets
  • B207 Poetry and Wisdom Literature
  • B220 The Pauline and Catholic Epistles
  • H200 Patristics
  • H201 Church History: Early Church and the Medieval Church
  • H202 Church History: The Reformation to the Present
  • T220 Spiritual Direction
  • T230 Theology Proper (God, the Trinity), Cosmology & Anthropology
  • T240 Christology & Soteriology
  • T250 Ecclesiology & Eschatology
  • T260 Sacramental Theology
  • C201 Introduction to World Religions
  • PR200 Liturgical and Practical ministry of a Priest/Practical Training in Liturgy
  • PR 201 Pastoral Theology
  • PR 205 Parish Ministry and Administration

The course work in practical theology includes, as part of the PR100 and PR 200 courses, field work and a short term meeting at a satellite location for practical, hands on work under the supervision of a qualified priest.

Track 2

This is the track for non-traditional students, who enter from a variety of other backgrounds.The specific course listings from Track 2 below will be determined by the student’s Diocesan Bishop, in consultation with the Dean of the College.

Courses Required for Preparation for Ordination to the Diaconate

  • T100 Christian Philosophy
  • T101 Introduction to Christian Theology
  • T102 Christian Apologetics
  • T110 Moral Theology
  • T120 Introduction to Ascetical Theology
  • B102 Hermeneutics: Interpretation of Scripture
  • B104 Introduction to the Old Testament and Basic Tools for Old Testament Exegesis
  • B106 Introduction to the New Testament New Testament Epistles: Romans and 1 Corinthians and Basic Tools for New Testament Exegesis
  • B107 Introduction to the Gospels
  • H100 Church History: Early Church and the Medieval Church
  • H101 Church History: The Reformation to the Present
  • H105 Councils, Creeds, and Heresies
  • H110 Historic Anglican Writings and Divines
  • H120 Introduction to Christian Liturgy
  • H130 The Book of Common Prayer & the Missals
  • C100  Canon Law and Polity
  • PR100 Liturgical and Practical Ministry of a Deacon/Practical Training in Liturgy
  • PR 101 Introduction to Homiletics
  • PR 102 Christian Education and Missions

Courses Required for Preparation for Ordination to the Priesthood

This is the same as in Track 1

Track 3

The specific course listings for the track will be determined by the student’s Diocesan Bishop, in consultation with the Dean of the College.  It is designed for those who already have a higher degree in theology.

Electives for Tracks 1 through 3

  • B110 Ecclesiastical Latin
  • C200 Islam
  • T200 Christian Apologetics
  • PR 204 Advanced Homiletics
  • PR 250 Fundamentals of Church Music