Nashotah House offers students programs of theological study at two levels:

  • Basic seminary degree programs at the graduate level
  • Advanced degree programs for students who have already completed basic seminary education

Basic seminary courses are offered in the Residential Program and through a hybrid Distance Education format. Modules offered in the Distance Education Program are equivalent in curricular content to courses taught in the residential program, making it possible to begin a degree program as a Distance Education Program student and transfer later into the Residential Program. Courses for Advanced Degree Program students are offered as one- and two-week intensive courses in January and July, respectively. Students in the Advanced Degree Programs are generally employed in full-time ministry and complete the advanced degree over a three to four year period.

Program Options


Nashotah House offers students a classical theological program of study in her classrooms, but our curriculum includes the Benedictine experience of common prayer and a vital community life—twice daily worship, a weekly rota of student worship responsibilities, shared meals and weekly “Work Crew.” These long-standing Nashotah House practices and traditions are the bedrock of the spiritual formation which is the hallmark of a Nashotah House education. Nashotah House offers three residential programs:


Nashotah House distance education programs are offered in a hybrid format—an online delivery system enlivened by periodic, short-term, intensive residencies on our beautiful campus. Each six-credit module is three months in duration and includes a one-week residency, usually scheduled in the first few weeks of the module. During the residential weeks students engage in Christian fellowship and lively discussion with their fellow students and instructors. This face-to-face interaction greatly enhances your ability to take full advantage of the on-line portion of the course.

During each residency, the distance student cohorts join our residential community, students and faculty, in corporate worship and community life, providing an opportunity to imbibe of the Benedictine spiritual formation which is the hallmark of a Nashotah House education. On campus guest housing is generally available during residential weeks; breakfast and lunch are available Monday-Friday in the campus Refectory.

Advanced Degree

If the time has come for you to further your theological education, then there’s no better place to pursue a post-graduate degree than Nashotah House. Uniquely combining a classical theological curriculum, the Benedictine Rule of daily worship and a campus rich in natural beauty, Nashotah House provides an atmosphere in which academic study, collegial interaction and spiritual recreation thrive together.

Nashotah House advanced degree courses are offered in two-week sessions each July (Petertide Term) and in a one-week session each January (Epiphany Term). During these intensive course sessions, advanced degree students join our residential students and faculty in corporate worship and community life. On-campus housing is generally available; breakfast and lunch are available Monday through Friday in the campus Refectory. Housing and meal reservations are made along with course choices on the course registration form.

Nashotah House offers two fully accredited post-graduate level degree programs:





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