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Admission Requirements for the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and the Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) programs, applicants must hold a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.
I last wrote in the midst of the transition surrounding my installation as President and Dean, and in the whirlwind of change that accompanies the new, both for me and for CDSP. This inaugural event was a wonderful affirmation of the ministry of the school, and encouraging support for me personally. Since then the seminary has carried on the rhythms of community life — of study, chapel and shared meals and social time — that are the signature features many of you will remember.
Welcome to this edition of Crossings. Change is in the air, and you may have discovered that the new features and sources of infor­mation at the CDSP website are good examples of this. Just as Lent is a time to examine our lives, institutions must also engage in self­-examination. Taking a new direc­tion is not a moment in time but a process, which opens the way to both sadness about what we are leav­ing behind, and hopeful anticipation about new possibilities. I want to share some of the transitions we are undergoing.
The Master of Arts is an academic degree program offered cooperatively by the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) and the schools participating in the consortium. Referred to as the GTU Common M.A., the degree is jointly conferred by one of the member schools and the GTU. Students who choose to affiliate with CDSP are eligible for financial aid from CDSP and pay their tuition to CDSP.
The M.A. degree prepares students to undertake doctoral studies, to teach religion at elementary through junior college levels, or to integrate a theological perspective into the practice of another profession or ministry. The M.A. program is offered by the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in cooperation with member schools including CDSP. Admission applications for the M.A. program are submitted to the GTU Admissions Office, and applications are considered by the Admissions Committees of both the GTU and the school of affiliation.
  A theological curriculum reflects an understanding of the nature of theology in its historical and cultural contexts. The M.Div. program at CDSP, offered in both residential and low-residence formats, is designed to address the special needs of professional ministry, both ordained and lay, in The Episcopal Church. The design and content of the CDSP M.Div. curriculum provides:
The M.T.S. at CDSP, offered in residential and online formats, provides solid academic grounding in theological disciplines but is not intended to prepare students for ordination. The hallmark of the M.T.S. is its flexibility.
Purpose  The purpose of this policy is to provide the procedures for reporting, investigating and making emergency notifications regarding any resident student of Church Divinity School of the Pacific who is believed to be missing. This policy is required under the Higher Education Re-authorization Act of 2008.
Church Divinity School of the Pacific is a graduate theological seminary and center of theological study of the Episcopal Church, and is a founding member of the ecumenical Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Responding to the challenges of contemporary society with the good news of Jesus Christ, CDSP is rooted in our Anglican identity and tradition, and provides quality theological education that integrates scholarship, reflection, worship, spirituality, and the practice of ministry. CDSP Goals

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