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. More than half of M.Div. graduates enter ministry, as parish pastors or chaplains in hospitals or academic settings. About a quarter continue with additional graduate education or work in teaching ministries. Others are engaged in the nonprofit sector, the private sector, the arts, politics, or family life. Half of M.A.R. graduates remain in education, either seeking additional degrees or working in schools, while about fifteen percent enter ministry, slightly more than the number who work in the private sector. M.A.R. graduates also pursue careers in nonprofits, the arts, and other ventures.