Published on February 7, 2017 by Kristen Padilla  
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Beginning in September 2017, the Institute of Anglican Studies at Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School will offer a new program, “Anglican Intensives.” The program is designed for those who have completed a Master of Divinity or equivalent degree in a non-Anglican denomination and who now desire to study Anglican theology and ministry.

“After we announced that the Institute for Anglican Studies was accepted officially by the Anglican Church of North America as a place for training future Anglican ministers within ACNA, we received requests from people around the country who wanted to pursue various levels of ordination within the Anglican Communion,” said Gerald McDermott, Anglican chair of divinity and director of the institute. “They wanted to know where they could get their Anglican training post-M.Div. So this is why we have started the Anglican Intensives program: to teach Anglican theology and ministry to those who are wanting to become Anglican priests and deacons.” 

Anglican Intensives is a two-year noncredit program that will include a directed study and two weeklong on-campus residencies, the first of which will be May 2018. Those who complete the program will receive a certificate. Cost for the program is $1,200 per year plus travel, lodging and book expenses.

To request an application form or for other questions, contact McDermott at Applications for the 2017–18 academic year are due July 1.

Kristen Padilla is marketing and communication coordinator for Beeson Divinity School.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.