A number of CTH courses are available on either CD or DVD, which can be completed externally from the seminary. CTH is committed to the classroom environment as the primary method of instruction, as required by the principle of formation. CTH also recognizes that, for various reasons, students enrolled in a degree program may need to complete some course work outside of the classroom environment.
Degree Students: Students who are enrolled in the M.A.R. program, completing the Th.M., or pursuing the Certificate in Anglican Studies may complete all courses via the External Studies program. M.Div. Students (only): The maximum amount of credit that may be obtained via either directed or external study may not exceed one-third (1/3) of the total number of credits needed to graduate.
Non-Degree Students: By providing several theological courses as External Studies options, CTH has made orthodox theological training available for laypersons on a wider scale. Individuals may also audit in-classroom courses.
Course Credit: Students taking an External Studies course for credit must complete the seminary’s application process and be accepted as a CTH student. When a course is ordered, the student will be put in contact with a professor and provided with the directions, requirements, and policies for the course. To be eligible for credit, courses must be completed within 90 days of the initial contact with the professor.
Course Audit: Those who audit an External Studies course will not have direct access to the course professor but will receive all of the course materials.
Tuition and Fees: The cost for External Studies courses is the same as that for classroom studies, whether for credit or to audit. (View Tuition Information)
Individual Students: Whether purchasing courses to audit or for credit, download and complete the External Studies order form, which includes course costs and mailing address where the order form and payment should be sent.
Courses for Parish Use: To request a DVD for parish use, the Rector should send an email to Dean Crenshaw.