For More Information
To apply for admission to any program of CDSP, you will need to complete the Online Application. This form is currently being revised in light of the January 31 announcement of our shift to a fully hybrid education model.
If you are interested in applying for June 2023 admission to our Hybrid MDiv or Hybrid Anglican Studies programs, please contact Michael Barham, director of student services & recruitment, at email@example.com or 510-204-0738 for more information and to register your interest.
The revised application form will be available in mid-February. Thank you for your patience during this exciting time for CDSP!
Online Reference Form:
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On January 31, 2023, CDSP announced that it would respond to increasing demand for online learning and flagging enrollment in residential programs to focus entirely on its low-residence Hybrid Program for MDiv and Anglican Studies students.
Admission Requirements per Degree or Certificate
Hybrid Programs (MDiv, CAS)
March 15 for priority consideration
April 1 final deadline
Housing for Summer Intensives
Further details provided upon admission
Frequently Asked Questions
No. The GRE is not required for admission. If you have GRE scores, you are welcome to include them in your application packet.
Yes. We do not admit students without undergraduate degrees except in rare occasions.
Yes, in some cases. Coursework to be credited toward a CDSP program must be completed on the graduate level and cannot have been counted toward another completed academic program. For instance, if you completed an MA, coursework used to fulfill requirements for that cannot be applied to another degree program. If you did not complete the MA, then transfer credit may be an option.
Transfer credit situations are unique, so it is a good idea to discuss your plans to transfer coursework well ahead of beginning study at CDSP. To do so, please contact the Admissions Office at 510-204-0738 to discuss your situation.
Full-time students typically enroll in four, three-unit courses per semester.
CDSP’s degree and certificate program may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis. Call (510) 204-0738 or email the Admissions Office to learn more.
No. Although many of our students are Episcopalians, others come from a variety of faith and cultural backgrounds.
CDSP strives to be welcoming to students regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexuality, political convictions, physical ability, and age. We are on a continuing journey to learn how best to do this, and how the community can become transformed by encounters with each other.
CDSP has welcomed students from many different backgrounds, including African-American, Native American, Hispanic, Chinese, Korean, Indian and Filipino. We can also accommodate students with physical disabilities. The gender ratio is about half female and half male, but that varies from year to year. CDSP does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, veteran status, or age.
Visiting the Campus and Interviewing
How do I arrange a campus visit?
Are interviews required for admission?
Interviews are required for all MDiv applicants. Interviews are encouraged for all CAS applicants.
There are two interviews: one by a faculty member and one by the Director of Student Services & Recruitment. Interviews consist of questions about academic and emotional readiness, vocational/study interests, and any special questions you have regarding seminary life.