In its Master of Divinity (M.Div.) curriculum, VDS provides students seeking ordination in most major denominations access to required courses. Through its wide network of congregations in the area, our Theological Field Education program provides such students with excellent denominationally appropriate placements under the guidance of highly qualified mentors.
United Methodist Church
As an approved seminary of the University Senate of The United Methodist Church, VDS offers the following denominational requirements offered annually by VDS:
- DIV5350 United Methodist Polity and Policy (Soren Hessler)
- DIV6843 Theology in the United Methodist (Joerg Rieger)
- DIV6791 History of the United Methodist James Byrd
In addition, these courses are offered biannually:
Unitarian Universalist Church
- DIV5069 Readings in Unitarian Universalist History
- DIV5070 Readings in Unitarian Universalist Theology
Students seeking ordination in other denominations can reach out to the staff of the Office of Admissions, Vocation, and Student Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at email@example.com.