Accreditation

St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the master’s degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4501 for questions about accreditation of St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary.

St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary is also accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools. The Commission may be contacted at 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburg, PA 15275-1110, or call 412-788-6505. The following degree programs are approved by the Commission on Accrediting: Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Arts (Theological Studies) (MA[TS]).

Statement of Student Achievement and Educational Effectiveness

Master of Divinity (MDiv) [CIP code 39.0602 Divinity/Ministry]
 

Benchmark: 100% of graduates working in full-time ministerial positions upon graduation

2017: 100% of graduates in full-time ministerial positions

2016: 100% of graduates in full-time ministerial positions

2015: 100% of graduates in full-time ministerial positions


Benchmark: 100% perseverance of graduates who were ordained to the priesthood active in priestly ministry five years post-graduation

2017:   91% of 2012 graduates who were ordained to the priesthood active in priestly ministry five years post-graduation

2016:   83% of 2011 graduates who were ordained to the priesthood active in priestly ministry five years post-graduation

2015:   100% of 2010 graduates who were ordained to the priesthood active in priestly ministry five years post-graduation 


Benchmark: 90% of graduating students scoring >2.5 out of 4 on the Pastoral Care Exam

2017: 100% of graduating students scored >2.5

2016: 100% of graduating students scored >2.5

2015: 100% of graduating students scored >2.5


Benchmark: 90% of graduates not bilingual at entry prepared to competently celebrate Mass in a second language (score >3 out of 4 on rubric assessing practice celebration of Mass)

2017: 88% of graduates scored >3

2016: 79% of graduates scored >3

2015: 71% of graduates scored >3

 

Master of Arts (Philosophical Studies) (MAPS) [CIP code 38.9999 Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other] New program 2017F, no data yet available.
 

Benchmark: 80% of graduates who begin the program seeking the degree for employment purposes or preparation for advanced studies (not personal development only) are in degree-related positions or are pursuing advanced studies one year post-graduation
 

Benchmark: 85% of graduating students scoring >3 out of 4 overall on rubric assessing capstone requirement (Comprehensive Exam)

 

Master of Arts (Theological Studies) (MATS) [CIP code 39.0601 Theology/Theological Studies]
 

Benchmark: 90% of graduates who begin the program seeking the degree for employment purposes or preparation for advanced studies (not personal development only) are in degree-related positions or pursuing advanced studies one year post-graduation

2017: 100% of 2016 graduates who began the program seeking the degree for employment purposes or preparation for advanced studies are in degree-related positions or pursuing advanced studies

2016: 100% of 2015 graduates who began the program seeking the degree for employment purposes or preparation for advanced studies are in degree-related positions or pursuing advanced studies

2015: 100% of 2014 graduates who began the program seeking the degree for employment purposes or preparation for advanced studies are in degree-related positions or pursuing advanced studies
 

Benchmark: 85% of graduating students scoring >3 out of 4 overall on rubric assessing capstone requirement (Comprehensive Exam)

2017:  89% of graduating students scored >3 out of 4 on rubric assessing capstone requirement

2016:  86% of graduating students scored >3 out of 4 on rubric assessing capstone requirement

2015:  100% of graduating students scored >3 out of 4 on rubric assessing capstone requirement