Acadia Divinity College is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (www.ats.edu) and is approved to offer the following degrees: 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.
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
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 from 20 denominations and from 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 (ATS).
Our ADC governance structures include a Board of Trustees, Senate, Faculty, Curriculum Committee, and Admissions Committee, who along with the leadership of the President and the Academic Dean, oversee educational effectiveness, initiate and monitor curricular developments, and oversee the identification of and assess the fulfilment of student learning outcomes. Student participation is sought throughout, and students are surveyed for feedback in every course.
Acadia Divinity College offers a high level of financial support for students through generous scholarships and bursaries. 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 (2018–2020), 42 students have graduated with a Master of Divinity degree or a Master of Arts (Theology) degree, and 19 students have graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree. Including the many students who study part-time, the average time of completion of a Masters-level degree is about 4 years, and for the Doctor of Ministry degree it is about 6 years.
Nearly 100% of graduates over the past three years are in some form of work, study, or other occupation. The vast majority of Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry graduates are in pastoral ministry, but several also are in parachurch and social ministries. At least nineteen of our Master of Arts (Theology) and Master of Divinity graduates since 2010 have undertaken doctoral studies at, or recently granted admission to, top-tier institutions such as McGill and Cambridge universities.
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.