Gordon-Conwell 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:
- Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
- Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation (MASF)
- Master of Arts in Educational Ministries (MAEM)
- Master of Arts in Counseling (MACO)
- Master of Arts in Missions and Evangelism (MAME)
- Master of Arts (Church History) (MACH)
- Master of Arts (Old Testament) (MAOT)
- Master of Arts (New Testament) (MANT)
- Master of Arts (Religion) (MAR)
- Master of Arts (Theology) (MATH)
- Master of Arts (Biblical Languages) (MABL)
- Master of Arts (Ethics and Society) (MAES)
- Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
- Master of Theology (Th.M.)
The following extension sites are approved as specified:
Statement of Educational Effectiveness. GCTS is committed to effective education and preparation for a variety of Christian ministries locally, nationally and globally. As a measure of educational effectiveness, since 2000, 79% of our Master’s graduates secured their first professional/ministry position within one year of graduation. Of those Master’s graduates 56% found that position by the time of graduation. (Source: Alumni Survey)
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.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary school through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction.
Accreditation of an institution by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process.
Statements of Student Success and Achievement
Gordon-Conwell’s mission has been summarized in six articles. Each year graduates are surveyed to assess to what extent Gordon-Conwell has contributed to their growth in each of these mission areas. A summary of responses from the Graduating Student Survey is as follows:
Gordon-Conwell’s main campus in Hamilton, Massachusetts, is a residential campus and serves primarily full-time students. Our other campuses serve primarily part-time students. Given the different rates at which full-time and part-time students progress through their studies, we are presenting both the main campus rates (where most students are full-time) as well as the overall institutional rates (in which most students are part-time) in order to allow students to choose how best to pursue their program.
First-to-second-year retention rates within Master’s degree programs (5 year average):
Main campus rate (primarily full-time students): 85%
Master of Divinity graduation rates after seven years (5 year average):
Master of Divinity (MDiv) students have ten years to complete their programs. The graduate rates below represent the percentage of MDiv students who have graduated by the end of their seventh year. Rates rise by the end of the ten-year limit.
Main campus rate (primarily full-time students): 75%
Master of Arts graduation rates after five years (5 year average):
Master of Arts (MA) students have seven years to complete their programs. The graduate rates below represent the percentage of MA students who have graduated by the end of their fifth year. Rates rise by the end of the seven-year limit.
Main campus rate (primarily full-time students): 63%