20 June 2016 • SVOTS Communications / Yonkers, NY

St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary is still accepting students into its newly forming Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) cohort. Currently, the cohort consists of 7 priests, chaplains, and missionaries from four countries, and it can still accommodate 4 more students.

“Building on the successes of the students in the first D.Min. cohort, who began studies in the fall of 2014 and will graduate in the fall of 2017, our Doctor of Ministry program continues to bring together clergy and laypersons of diverse backgrounds with world-class faculty,” explained the Reverend Dr. J. Sergius Halvorsen, director of the program. “And, within these focused gatherings, we address the critical issues of Orthodox Christian ministry today.”

Students in the new cohort will begin an online orientation program July 18, 2016, and will start taking their first hybrid courses—online—in late August 2016. The fall schedule includes a one-week on-site intensive in October on the Seminary’s campus in Yonkers, NY. The newly formed cohort is scheduled to graduate in the fall of 2019. 

Prospective students who have completed a Master of Divinity degree and have at least three years of experience in ministry may apply to be in the new cohort. The Admissions Committee will consider complete applications as late as July 1. For further information, including an Application Packet, information on Tuition and Fees, Financial Aid, and an Academic Calendar, please see the D.Min. Program Page on the seminary website, or contact Program Director Fr. Sergius Halvorsen at shalvorsen@svots.edu.  The Danilchick Family Endowment for Pastoral Studies offers need-based financial aid for Doctor of Ministry Students.