The Certificate in Anglican Studies can be earned within a degree and is designed to serve the academic and formational requirements of students preparing for Anglican/Episcopal ministry, lay and especially ordained. The certificate is open to students in the M.Div. and M.T.S. programs.

Certificate Programming

The programming of the certificate combines academics with experiential and formation growth. Requirements include courses in Anglican Studies, participation in Anglican spiritual formation, field education in an Episcopal/Anglican setting, and a student portfolio review with an Anglican/Episcopal faculty advisor.

For those students who are in the ordination process, these elements have proved ample for equipping students for the General Ordination Examinations and for ordained ministry.

The Certificate in Anglican Studies and the “Anglican Year” Ordination Requirement

The particular requirements for ordination are determined by a sponsoring bishop in liaison with the diocesan Commission on Ministry, not by the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies or Duke Divinity School. These requirements are tailored to individual circumstances and in many cases, it is agreed that requirements can be met at Duke Divinity School. The director of AEHS is willing to serve as a liaison with the relevant personnel in an aspirant’s diocese on these matters when appropriate. But the sponsoring bishop makes the final decision about the requirement of an “Anglican Year” at another seminary.
 

Requirements

The Certificate in Anglican Studies fulfills ordination requirements in many dioceses, and serves as a recognition of Anglican formation for many vocational paths.

For M.Div. degrees (3 years): 

  • Three courses in Anglican Studies
    • Parish 750A: The Anglican Tradition. The core course in Anglican Studies
    • Parish 784: The Book of Common Prayer and the Principles of Anglican Worship. May be substituted for vocational reasons
    • One elective course
  • A minimum of two years’ participation in the Anglican Spiritual Formation program, which includes regular Daily Office and Eucharist services, spiritual direction, and other formational activities
  • At least one field education placement in an Episcopal/Anglican setting
  • Middler and senior reviews with the student’s faculty advisor and AEHS staff

For M.T.S degrees (2 years):

  • Three courses in Anglican Studies:
    • Parish 750A: The Anglican Tradition. The core course in Anglican Studies
    • Two elective courses
  • At least three semesters’ participation in the Anglican Spiritual Formation program (see above)
  • Advisory meetings with AEHS staff

For Th.M. degrees (1 year):

  • Three courses in Anglican Studies
  • One year of participation in the Anglican Spiritual Formation program (see above)
  • Advisory meeting with AEHS staff
  • A field education placement in an Episcopal/Anglican setting may also be encouraged, depending on diocesan requirements

Forms and information for current students »

For more information about the certificate, contact:
Christopher Beeley
Jack and Barbara Bovender Professor of Theology, Anglican Studies, and Ministry
Director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies
(919) 660-3597