Accreditation and Educational Effectiveness


Accreditation Information

The Boston College School of Theology and Ministry is 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:

M.Div., M.A., M.T.S., 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
www.ats.edu

Boston College is accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE). Prior to 2018, NECHE operated as the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, a division of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The 2018 restructuring of NEASC was to align with the U.S. Department of Education’s requirement that NEASC’s higher education-related commission operate as an independent entity. Boston College has been accredited by NEASC, and now NECHE, since 1935. Office of Institutional Research

Please note that the Bachelor in Sacred Theology (S.T.B.), the Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.), and the Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) are ecclesiastical degrees granted in the name of the Holy See through the Ecclesiastical Faculty of the STM, by virtue of its status as an ecclesiastical faculty accredited by the Vatican Congregation of Catholic Education.


Educational Effectiveness

Statement of Educational Effectiveness for ATS-approved Degrees

In 2019, 95% of all graduates find employment within six months of graduation.  Learn more about career placement.

The following statistics provide information regarding our students' time to completion during the 2016-2017 academic year:

Master of Divinity
Of the 17 M.Div. graduates in 2018-2019:
15 finished the degree in 3 years
2 finished the degree in 4 years

Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry
Of the 34 M.A. graduates in 2018-2019:
14 finished the degree in 2 years
13 finished the degree in 3 years
3 finished the degree in 4 years
2 finished the degree in 5 years
2 finished the degree in over 6 years

Master of Theological Studies
Of the 27 M.T.S. graduates in 2018-2019:
26 finished the degree in 2 years
1 finished the degree in 3 years

Master of Theology
Of the 24 Th.M. graduates in 2018-2019:
10 finished the degree in 1 year
10 finished the degree in 2 years
3 finished the degree in 3 years
1 finished the degree in 5 years