Christian Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. The following degree programs are approved:
- Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Master of Divinity
- Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Master of Theological Studies
- Doctor of Ministry
- PhD in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric
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
Christian Theological Seminary is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (312-263-0456). The new PhD in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric, already accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, has not yet been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission; it is currently under review in the HLC’s accreditation process.
More information on the Higher Learning Commission and North Central Association is available by clicking the logo below.
Announcement of ATS Re-accreditation Visit
Every seminary and graduate school of theology that the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools accredits must undergo an extensive self-study process prior to the site visit conducted by the ATS Comprehensive Accreditation Committee. As an ATS-member school, Christian Theological Seminary will host an accreditation visit March 19-22, 2018. The Self-Study and the accreditation visit present CTS with an opportunity to assess how well it is conducting itself with respect to the ATS General Institutional Standards, Educational Standard, and the Degree Program Standards.
Section VII.A.4 of the ATS Commission on Accrediting Procedures requires that, “In preparation for an evaluation visit, a school shall advertise to its constituencies at least 60 days prior to the visit that it is receiving an evaluation committee and invite comments in writing to the school and/or to the Commission concerning the institution’s qualifications for accreditation. These comments will be available to the evaluation committee. The evaluation committee may also include an open hearing scheduled during the course of the visit.”
We invite your comments on Christian Theological Seminary’s qualifications for accreditation to Dean Leah Gunning Francis by email at LGunningFrancis@cts.edu or postal mail at Christian Theological Seminary, 1100 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis IN 46208.
Educational Effectiveness and Student Outcome Data
In compliance with accreditation requirements, Christian Theological Seminary publishes the data as indicators of the school’s educational effectiveness and outcomes. Data is taken from surveys of graduating students and alumni/ae as well as information provided by the Registrar’s office. Click below to read the report:
Complaints and Grievances
To file a complaint, please consult the following resources: