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The VTS Electronic Application

Welcome to the Doctor of Ministry application page on the myVTS website.  On this page you will find all of the documents and information you'll need to apply to the DMin programs in Ministry Development, Christian Spirituality or Educational Leadership at Virginia Seminary. You do not need to create a login to apply.
The basic application form can be completed on-line. To read the instructions and complete the form, click on the "Doctor of Ministry Application form" link found to the right on this page.  If you are not ready to complete the application form, but would like to let us know of your interest in our DMin programs, you can complete and submit the "intent to apply" form as a first step. This will allow us to begin building your applicant record, and will provide us with the information we need to contact you and talk over the program.
The Deadline for applying to the DMin in Ministry Development that begins in January of each year is September 15.  The Deadline for applying to the DMin in Christian Spirituality beginning in January  is September 15, The deadline for applying to the DMin in Educational Leadership  beginning in the summer  is January 15.
In addition to completing the on-line application form, you will need to prepare and submit a variety of written materials.  Information about these materials and supporting documents can be found in the section of this page labeled "DMin application forms".  Each of these documents can be downloaded and printed. 
NOTE:  A criminal background check process is being implemented for all D.Min. applicants beginning with those applying to the Ministry Development and Christian Spirituality cohorts that will begin study in January 2016.  Members of the admissions office staff will provide information and instructions for initiating the background check to each applicant at the appropriate time in the application process.

All of the materials and the fee should be mailed together in one packet to the VTS Admissions Office at 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304, by the stated deadline

If you have questions or encounter difficulties completing the on-line application form, please contact Rachel Higgins, Assistant Director for Admissions and Financial Aid at or by phone at 703-461-1951 or Jan Sienkiewicz, Director of Admissions at or by phone at 703-461-1706.  
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