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Accreditation

Vanderbilt University Divinity School 

Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved:

Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.), Master of Theology (Th.M.)

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

2017 Educational Effectiveness  

Vanderbilt Divinity School is accredited by The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in United States and Canada.

Graduation rate:  The Commencement of 2017, Vanderbilt Divinity School conferred 39 Master of Divinity degrees.

Retention Rate: 90%

97.4% graduate within 4 academic years.

Association of Theological Schools 2017 Graduating Student Questionnaire

Graduate Student Questionnaire:  97%  (38 of 39) students graduating with the MDIV degree completed the standardized Association of Theological Schools Commission on Accrediting (ATS) “Graduating Student Questionnaire” (GSQ) which indirectly assesses their “satisfaction with progress of skills related to future work” through ratings on a scale of 1-5.

Graduating Student Questionnaire results

2016-2017

Skils

4.7

Ability to think theologically

4.2

Ability to use and interpret Scripture

3.9

Knowledge of church doctrine and history

3.9

Knowledge of Christian Philosophy and ethics

3.9

Ability in Pastoral Counseling

3.6

Ability to preach well

3.3

Ability to conduct worship/liturgy

4.7

Ability to relate social issues to faith

On the scale of 1-5 (5 strongly agree), students indicated that they are satisfied with the MDIV program of study at an average level of 4.3.

The GSQ also indirectly assesses the “Importance of Areas of Study to Intended Work by Degree Program” where, on a scale 1) very important; 2) somewhat important and 3) not important, every area of study ranked between 1.3 and 1.8 suggesting that the areas of curriculum are closely tied to their vocational plans.  

Field Education: The GSQ rated “the importance of Field Education”

Year

Very Important

Important

Somewhat important

Of little importance

2016-2017

 84.2

 13.2

0

 2.6

 

Among the careers identified in the GSQ, MDIV graduates anticipate careers in a variety of areas:

MDiv Employment Info

Master of Theological Studies

Graduation rate:  Commencement 2017, we conferred 30 Master of Theological Studies degrees.

Retention rate:  60%

93% of graduates completed the MTS degree within 3 academic years.

Association of Theological Schools 2017 Graduating Student Questionnaire

Graduating Student Questionnaire results 86.6% (26 in total) graduating from MTS program completed the standardized Association of Theological Schools Commission on Accrediting (ATS) “Graduating Student Questionnaire” (GSQ) which indirectly assessed the “Educational Effectiveness in Facilitating Skill Areas. 

Graduating Student Questionnaire results: Indirect Assessment

2014-2015

Skills

4.6

Ability to think theologically

4.1

Ability to use and interpret Scripture

3.8

Knowledge of church doctrine and history

4.2

Knowledge of Christian Philosophy and ethics

The GSQ also indirectly assesses the “Importance of Areas of Study to Intended Work by Degree Program” where, on a scale 1) very important; 2) somewhat important and 3) not important, every area of study ranked between 1.8 and 2.2

Among the careers identified in the GSQ, MTS graduates anticipate careers in a variety of areas:

MTS Employment Info

 Degrees