Accreditation

Concordia Lutheran Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

APPROVED DEGREE PROGRAM

Master of Divinity

The Commission contact information is:
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada

10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275 USA
Telephone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510

Website: www.ats.edu

The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) is a membership organization of more than 250 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines. The Commission on Accrediting of ATS accredits the schools and approves the degree programs they offer.

Year of initial accreditation: 1998
Year of last comprehensive evaluation visit: 2014
Year of next comprehensive evaluation visit: 2021

Concordia Lutheran Seminary Re-accreditation with the Association of Theological Schools

Concordia Lutheran Seminary has submitted its evaluation report and supportive documents to the ATS liaison in preparation for the visit scheduled from February 8-11, 2021.

We welcome and invite comments on the school's ability to meet the ATS standards. Please send them to President Jim Gimbel, jgimbel@concordiasem.ab.ca; Dr. John Hellwege, jhellwege@concordiasem.ab.ca; or communicate them directly to the ATS Director of Accrediting at accrediting@ats.edu or by telephone at 412-788-6505.

Statement of Educational Effectiveness: 2011-2020

The ATS Board of Commissioners has a policy that requires accredited schools to publish a statement regarding the school’s educational effectiveness.

“Based on the last 10 years of statistical data (2011-2020), CLS offered admission to 93% of its applicants, and 87% of those admitted went on to complete the MDiv degree. Also over the last 10 years, 80% of CLS graduates completed the 4 year degree program within 4 years. The average completion time is 4.42 years.

This same data shows that, on average, students complete the MDiv with a GPA of 3.52 and that 94% are certified for ordination and placed in a congregation within 12 months of their graduation” ”