Academics

ACADEMICS

CDSP and Bloy House, the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont, offer a combined MDiv program that provides flexible preparation for ministry in today's church. Students study at Bloy House and CDSP and earn an MDiv from CDSP.

As a Bloy House/CDSP MDiv student, you can:

  • Complete much of your MDiv study, including your entire first year, at Bloy House.
  • Complete your study with thirteen months in CDSP's low-residence program. You'll study online at CDSP during the academic year and visit campus for one or two weeks in January and two weeks in June.
  • Study with innovative professors committed to your personal Christian formation, your spiritual and theological growth, and your preparation for ministry in the 21st century.
  • Take courses across the Graduate Theological Union to strengthen your understanding of different religious, theological and cultural perspectives.
  • Gain experience and practice in ministry both on campus and through field education in your home diocese.
  • Participate in our international partnerships in Hong Kong, Panama and beyond.

Apply to Bloy House by August 1 or December 15 and apply to CDSP by March 15 of the year in which you wish to begin the combined program.

Talk with Admissions Manager Jamie Nelson '15 at 510-204-0738 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.

 

Church Divinity School of the Pacific/ Bloy House ETSC Master of Divinity Requirements 

COURSES TAKEN AT BLOY HOUSE  COURSES TAKEN AT CDSP 
ANGLICANISM Normally students begin taking courses at CDSP after completing 
Anglicanism I at least one year at Bloy House.
Anglicanism II   
   
BIBLE BIBLE
Old Testament I Biblical Language ***
Old Testament II  
New Testament I CHURCH HISTORY
New Testament II History I (Early/Medieval) ***
  History II (Reformation/Modern) ***
THEOLOGY  
Major Christian Doctrines FIELD EDUCATION
Contemporary Theology Field Education Reflection I (0.0) *
  Field Education Placement I
ETHICS Field Education Reflection II (1.5) **
Introduction to Ethics Field Education Placement II
  Field Education Reflection III (0.0) *
LITURGICS & MUSIC  
Introduction to Episcopal Worship ELECTIVES
Pastoral Liturgies Elective #1
  Elective #2
PASTORAL & MINISTRY STUDIES Elective #3 (1.5 or 3.0)
Spiritual Care and Counseling  

Preaching Introduction and Practicum

*Taken in residence at CDSP during June intensive
Religious Education **Taken in residence at CDSP during January intensive
Church Leadership ***Taken online through CDSP
Latino Spiritualities  
Mission and Ministry of the Church Two electives MUST be taken during a January or June intensive
  at CDSP. One elective may be taken online or during a January
  or June intensive. 
  Except as otherwise indicated, all courses are 3 credits.