EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

STATEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

In compliance with the policy of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) which requires its members to publish a statement regarding educational effectiveness, Shepherd University School of Theology provides the following information.

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

Year of initial accreditation: 2014
Year of next comprehensive evaluation visit: 2019


Master of Divinity

This program is designed for students seeking ordained and lay positions in denominations/churches as well as mission organizations and public workplace ministries. For detailed information, please read the MDiv program’s learning objectives.

Educational Effectiveness of MDIV Program is as follows:

  M.DIV. 2013-2014
1 Retention Rate 97.06%
2 Graduation Rate 100% 15.39%
3 Course Completion Rate 87.8%
4 Job Placement Rate 100%
5 Attendance Rate 91.42%


Doctor of Ministry

This is an advanced professional program placing primary emphasis on theological learning and research in the context of the ministry practice. The completion of this program requires a submission of a final, integrative project that demonstrates the ability to identify a specific theological topic in ministry, organize an effective research model, and to reflect a deep insight in relation to ministry. For more information, please read the DMIN program’s learning objectives.

Educational Effectiveness of DMIN Program is as follows:

  D.MIN. 2013-2014
1 Retention Rate 82.35%
2 Graduation Rate (100%) 54.5%
3 Course Completion Rate 82%
4 Job Placement Rate 100%
5 Attendance Rate 95.00%