Doctoral education at Virginia Theological Seminary is unparalleled in its integration of interdisciplinary academic rigor, an unflinching challenge for personal growth, and demanding expansion of skills and habits for the sake of transformational leadership.
Summer Residencies & Online Seminars
Each summer, VTS’s doctoral students gather for three weeks of study and reflection. The beautiful 80-acre campus of VTS provides a place set apart from the demands of full-time ministry to focus on learning and enrichment. The summer residencies have three core aspects, consistent with VTS’s ethos: learning, worshipping, and living in a community. Students form lasting relationships with fellow students in their cohort and across varying doctoral tracks.
Throughout the year, students engage in online integrative courses which entail specific engagement with a ministry context, in conversation with both theology and social sciences.