The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) requires its members to publish a statement regarding educational effectiveness. Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary provides the following information.
Master of Divinity
This program is designed for students seeking ordination in denominations that require the Master of Divinity degree and for enhancing the ministerial careers of students whose denominations do not require the degree. Read more about the MDiv program’s learning objectives.
67% (16 members) of the graduating class of 2010 were placed less than two years out of school. Fourteen of these placements were in congregational ministries, and two were in other ministries of the church.
69% (18 members) of the graduating class of 2011 were placed less than two years out of school. Fourteen of these placements were in congregational ministries, and four were in other ministries of the church.
74% of MDIV students in the 2004-2008 cohorts graduated.
Master of Arts (Religion)
This program is designed to meet the needs of people who do not plan to enter ordained ministry, yet who desire
to bring a spiritual dimension to their lives, educational background, and work. Read more about the MAR program’s learning objectives.
75% of MAR students in the 2004-2008 cohorts graduated.
Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
This program is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC).
The MAMFT program graduates students prepared for entry-level, multicultural professional practice in Marriage
and Family Therapy and equipped to reflect theologically on their work and the theories that inform their professional practice.
The program graduated four individuals in the 2010-2011 academic year and ten in the 2011-2012 academic year. All graduates completed the program within the timeframe expected of full-time, part-time, and dual degree students (three to six years).
Read more about the educational effectiveness of the MAMFT degree progam.
Doctor of Ministry
This is an advanced professional program for those with a Master of Divinity degree and at least three years of
post-MDiv ministerial experience. Students who successfully complete the program submit a final, integrative project that demonstrates the ability to perform advanced research and to reflect theologically on the practice of ministry.
Read more about the DMin program’s learning objectives.
2004-2008 cohort students who completed the program did so in 3.8 years.