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)

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

2016: 100% of graduates in full-time ministerial positions
2015: 100% of graduates in full-time ministerial positions
2014: 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

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 
2014: 100% of 2009 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

2016: 100% of graduating students scored >2.5
2015: 100% of graduating students scored >2.5
2014: 100% of graduating students scored >2.5

Benchmark: 90% of graduates prepared to competently celebrate two sacraments in a second language (score >3 out of 4 on rubric assessing practice celebration of these sacraments)

2016: 79% of graduates scored >3
2015: 71% of graduates scored >3
2014: 78% of graduates scored >3
 

Master of Arts (Theological Studies) (MATS)

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

2016: 100% of 2015 graduates who began the program seeking the degree for ministerial placement or preparation for advanced studies are in degree-related ministerial positions or pursuing advanced studies
2015: 100% of 2014 graduates who began the program seeking the degree for ministerial placement or preparation for advanced studies are in degree-related ministerial positions or pursuing advanced studies
2014: 100% of 2013 graduates who began the program seeking the degree for ministerial placement or preparation for advanced studies are in degree-related ministerial positions or pursuing advanced studies

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

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
2014:  71% of graduating students scored >3 out of 4 on rubric assessing capstone requirement