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

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 73.68% of its applicants, and 68% of those admitted went on to complete the MDiv degree. Also over the last 10 years, 72% of CLS graduates completed the 4 year degree program within 4 years. The average completion time is 4.18 years.

This same data shows that, on average, students complete the MDiv with a GPA of 3.52 and that 97% are certified for ordination and placed in a congregation within 12 months of their graduation” ”