Accreditation

Acadia Divinity College is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) from whom the College has approval to offer the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Theology), and Doctor of Ministry degrees.

These degrees and the Bachelor of Theology are recognized by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC).

All Acadia Divinity College degrees are awarded by Acadia University, which is a member of the Universities Canada.

Contact Person:

Association of Theological Schools

Acadia Divinity College is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).

The following degree programs are approved:

Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Theology), Doctor of Ministry

The Commission contact information:

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275

Telephone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510
Website: ats.edu

Educational Effectiveness

Acadia Divinity College welcomes women and men from all church backgrounds to study in an innovative and warmly evangelical community. Our mission is to equip Christian leaders for diverse ministries, and we currently have students registered from more than 20 denominations, and from more than 15 countries. We offer degrees accredited and awarded by Acadia University, including Bachelor of Theology, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Theology), and Doctor of Ministry degrees. Our graduate programs are additionally accredited by the Association of Theological Schools.

Our quality is assured through our accreditation through Acadia University for which we serve as the Faculty of Theology, and through the Association of Theological Schools. Our management structures include a Board of Trustees, Senate, Faculty, Curriculum Committee, and Admissions Committee, who under the leadership of the President (Dean of Theology of Acadia University), Academic Dean, and Dean of Students, oversee educational effectiveness, initiate and monitor curricular developments, and oversee the identification and assess fulfilment of learning outcomes. Student participation is sought throughout, and students are canvassed for feedback in every course.

Acadia Divinity College offers a high level of financial support for students through low tuition fees and scholarship and bursary support. All students are eligible for financial assistance on application. Virtually all students receive some form of financial support during their Acadia Divinity College experience.

Over the past three years, 54 students, both full-time and part-time, have graduated with a Master of Divinity degree or a Master of Arts (Theology) degree, and 27 students have graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree.  The average time of completion of a master-level degree is 3-4 years, and for the Doctor of Ministry degree is 5-6 years.

100% of graduates over the past three years are in some form of work, study, or other occupation, the vast majority in pastoral ministry, but several also in parachurch and social ministries.

We are committed to regular assessment and review of these and other quality indicators to ensure that our programs are characterized by academic and practical excellence.