The Iliff School of Theology has joined with the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado in providing a specific component of the MDiv degree designed to satisfy the canonical requirements for Postulants seeking ordination in the Episcopal Church. Students must have prior approval of the Commission on Ministry and the Bishop of the Diocese in which they plan to be ordained.
Students seeking ordination in the Episcopal Church complete the MDiv degree with specific courses listed below. Students are strongly encouraged to use elective hours to complete coursework in Anglican Studies so as not to lengthen the degree program. CPE is required for ordination in the Diocese of Colorado, but does not have to be completed for credit at Iliff. Students should consult the Director of Anglican Studies for additional information.
Anglican Studies Courses
(offered during the winter/spring quarters on a three-year rotation)
English Reformations**, 4 credits
Integrative Colloquium in Anglican Studies**, 4 credits
The Episcopal Church in America, 4 credits
Polity of the Episcopal Church & the Anglican Communion**, 4 credits
Anglican Liturgy**, 4 credits
The Devotional Life: Historical/Contemporary Perspectives & Practice**, 4 credits
Different Dreams: Anglican Ethics & Moral Theology in Context**, 4 credits
**Denotes a requirement for those seeking ordination.
Degree Flexibility for Anglican Studies MDiv Students Seeking Ordination
Anglican Studies MDiv students follow the same pattern of requirements as other
MDiv students with the following allowance:
- In the Theology and Religious Practices (PR) curricular area, "Anglican Liturgy" may meet core requirements. Students should see their advisor or the course schedule for more information.
In the Historical Development and Expressions of Religious Traditions (HD) curricular area, "English Reformations" may meet core requirements. Students should see their advisor or the course schedule for more information.
- Anglican students participate in the Professional Formation curriculum.