Accreditation and Educational Effectiveness

The School is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools, 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15275-1110; 412.788.6505. The following degree programs are approved by the Commission on Accrediting: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Religion, and Master of Sacred Theology.

Students meet with success in a wide range of pursuits, as documented in surveys conducted over five years following receipt of either an M.Div. or M.A.R. degree. Sixty-one percent of M.Div. graduates enter ministry, as parish pastors or chaplains in hospitals or academic settings. Twenty-one percent continue with additional graduate education or work in teaching ministries. Six percent are employed in the nonprofit sector, six percent in the private sector, two percent in the arts, and four percent in other areas from politics to family life. Fifty-one percent of M.A.R. graduates remain in education, either seeking additional degrees or working in schools. Fifteen percent enter ministry; thirteen percent work in the private sector; nine percent work in nonprofits; six percent are in the arts; and six percent engage in other ventures.