Degree Programs and Certificates of Study

St. Alcuin House Seminary Offers The Following Degree Programs:

(NEW ENROLLMENT FOR ALL COURSES HAS BEEN SUSPENDED TO ALLOW FOR CURRICULUM CHANGE AND COURSE REVISIONS – INDEPENDENT STUDY IS STILL AVAILABLE ONLINE. All existing students will not be affected during this transition and should continued with their coursework as planned.)

Certificate in Anglican Studies (C.A.S)
St. Alcuin of York Theological Seminary offers a one-year program in Anglican Studies designed for those people who have been trained or ordained in another tradition and who are now seeking ordained ministry in the Communion of Anglican Churches or another Anglican jurisdiction. It is also available for students who have done some preparation for ordination in non-Anglican seminaries or alternative programs. The program offers a basic course of studies designed to ground students in Anglican theology, method, and devotion.

Certificate of Theological Studies (C.T.S)
The Certificate of Theological Studies is designed for students who wish to pursue graduate theological education without earning a degree. The program is especially appropriate for persons who want some structured theological education, but are unable to enroll in a degree program. The Certificate of Theological Studies program is shaped to meet the needs of the individual student.

Licentiate in Theology (L.Th) (24 graduate credits, 5000 series)
The Licentiate in Theology provides a broad introduction to Christian Theology and equips the student with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for various forms of Christian service. The student is given a thorough grounding in the central areas of theology (Biblical Studies, Systematic and Historical Theology, Practical Theology). This qualification will also provide a good foundation for pastoral ministry, but applicants who are called to pastoral ministry are urged to complete the Advanced Licentiate in Theology if at all possible.

Licentiate in Philosophy (L.Ph) (24 graduate credits, 5000 series)

Licentiate in Anglican Studies (L.A.S.)
(24 graduate credits, 5000 series)

Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S)

The Master of Theological Studies degree program is normally of two years duration (full-time status), and it is intended for persons who wish to obtain a basic first professional degree in theological studies. Candidates for MTS must hold a Bachelor of Arts degree, or the equivalent, from an accredited college or university. Thesis on topic discussed during the course is required.

Master of Divinity (M.Div) (60 graduate credits, 5000-6000 series)
The Master of Divinity degree program at St. Alcuin of York Theological Seminary is normally completed over the course of three academic years. It is a first professional theological degree primarily intended for persons seeking to serve vocationally in a local church.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (30 graduate credits, 8000 series by dissertation on Christian topic)

Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) (30 graduate credits, 8000 series, dissertation)
The Doctor of Theology is an academic Doctorate degree, intended to give the student an opportunity for more in-depth study in areas of theological studies than is possible at the MDiv level. This program provides opportunities for research and writing, and may serve as preparation for further graduate study.

Doctor of Divinity (D.Div) (30 graduate credits, 8000 series, dissertation)

Doctor of Humane Letters (D.HL) (30 graduate credits, 8000 series, dissertation on Christian literature)


APPLICATION PROCESS 

Non Degree Seeking Students:
Students interested in general biblical studies and are not seeking an advanced degree do not need to fill out a student application and there is no fee for this service. Please feel free to enjoy our online classes at your leisure.

Degree Seeking Graduate Level Students:
Potential graduate level students should submit a online Student Application along with a curriculum vita, including names of colleges and seminaries attended with year of graduation and degree earned. List courses and certificate/diploma programs and independent studies completed. Please also indicate if this is for the purpose of ordination. Students who are seeking an advanced degree at the graduate level will need to include an application fee of $25.00 along with their student application.

We evaluate applications and conduct interviews throughout the year.

"The courses and degrees or programs to be offered are solely intended to prepare students for ministry, including lay ministry; missionary work, religious instruction and other closely related fields, or to conduct their lives in accordance with the precepts of your faith as believed and practiced…”

If you are enrolling in a degree program as preparation for ordination, it is important to have your Bishop or other ecclesiastical leader sign off on your degree program.

Degrees Offered:
  • Certificate in Anglican Studies
  • Certificate of Theological Studies
  • Licentiate in Theology (24 graduate credits, 5000 series)
  • Licentiate in Philosophy (24 graduate credits, 5000 series)
  • Licentiate in Anglican Studies (24 graduate credits, 5000 series)
  • Master of Theology Studies (CS Lewis Year Long Study July 2012-2013, thesis)
  • Master of Divinity (60 graduate credits, 6000 series, thesis)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (30 graduate credits, 8000 series, dissertation)
  • Doctor of Theology (30 graduate credits, 8000 series, dissertation)
  • Doctor of Divinity (30 graduate credits, 8000 series, dissertation)
  • Doctor of Humane Letters (30 graduate credits, 8000 series, dissertation)

Online Program:

“FOR THE LOVE OF LEARNING” - The online program is a full-time experience. Working online allows the student to work independently and grow as a person, professional, and most importantly as a minister of God's Word. Both local and out-of-state students are eligible for this program.

Recap of Requirements: 

  • Send in application, and resume/curriculum vitae
  • Tuition: Voluntary contributions based on the student-scholars ability to pay application fee
  • Thesis and dissertation academic preceptor fee: $100.00

Master Degree Thesis: 100 pages, double spaced, one inch margins, footnotes or endnotes, quotation marks when quoting others. In addition to your thesis, submit a two or three page summary.

  • Work must be original. We are not interested in volume, so students are asked not to build toward a certain volume, say 100 pages. Instead, focus on making your case. Let your work determine whether your work is complete. For example, we say 100 pages for a thesis. It is acceptable to submit shorter or longer work. Let your scholarship determine the length.

Doctorate Degree Dissertation: 200 pages or more, double spaced, one inch margins, footnotes or endnotes, quotation marks when quoting other. In addition to your dissertation, submit a two or three page summary.

  • Work must be original. We are not interested in volume, so students are asked not to build toward a certain volume, say 200 pages. Instead, focus on making your case. Let your work determine whether your work is complete. For example, we say 200 pages for a thesis. It is acceptable to submit shorter or longer work. Let your scholarship determine the length.

Degree Requirements: Generally thirty graduate credits for master’s and doctorate degrees. Licentiate degrees: 24 graduate credits.

Graduation and Transcript Fee: A onre time processing fee of $20.00 will be required for all students who desire a hard copy of their SAHS diploma and official SAHS transcripts. An electronic copy of these documents are available at no cost to the student.

Accreditation:
We are not regionally or internationally accredited and we do not plan to apply for accreditation at this time. Students and scholars come to us “For the Love of Learning.”

The St. Alcuin House Seminary is an ecumenical and interreligious educational institution chartered by the State of Minnesota. This charter provides that the St. Alcuin House Seminary may offer programs and grant degrees in areas of ministry. The St. Alcuin House Seminary also engages in the sponsorship of research, publishing of monographs and awarding of grants and fellowships.

Accrediting agencies such as the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS) do not have a mechanism in place for the evaluation of the educational model of the St. Alcuin House Seminary. The St. Alcuin House Seminary is exempt from the jurisdiction of NCACS and ATS based on the following unique and innovative characteristics of this institution:

  1. The St. Alcuin House Seminary is ecumenical and interreligious in program offerings, student body and institutional philosophy and mission. The St. Alcuin House Seminary does not embrace a doctrinal faith statement that would require exclusion of certain faith communities.
  2. The St. Alcuin House Seminary utilizes an online library rather than a physical library.
  3. The St. Alcuin House Seminary retains U.S.-based and international contract faculty rather than employing residential faculty.

The St. Alcuin House Seminary asserts that the academic integrity of an institution can be measured by the credentials of its faculty, the affiliations it holds, and the academic and professional accomplishments of its students and alumni.

For additional information on accreditation, you can click on the following link which will take you to the U.S. Department of Education’s accreditation statement. A quote from this page regarding the Database of Accredited Programs and Institutions is as follows, “The database does not include a number of postsecondary educational institutions and programs that elect not to seek accreditation but nevertheless may provide a quality postsecondary education. The U.S. Department of Education recommends that the database be used as one source of qualitative information and that additional sources of qualitative information be consulted.”
http://www2.ed.gov/print/admins/finaid/accred/accreditation.html

Library Association: Association of Christian Librarians

Fellows of the College: John Dee, Douglas Halverson, John Keliher, Council Nedd II, Brian Nixon, John Simons, Alan Leighton, Peter Riola, Terry Miller, Eluid Wasike, Omomaro Okekaro.

College of Preceptors: The Right Revd Daniel Thomas, OSA, D.Phil, The Revd Dr. Rick Benton, OSA, Th.D, The Revd Dr. Mick Benton, OSA, The Very Revd Dr Anthony D Giunta, PhD, TOR, The Right Revd Omomaro Okekaro. The Right Reverend Dr. Stephen Morrissy, Dr Julius Gathogo, The Rev. Dr. Martin Olando Wesonga, OSA

St. Alcuin Medal Award Recipients: Ralph Walter, D.Phil, John Keliher, OSA, D.Litt, Douglas Halverson, OSB, D.Phil.