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.
Over 80% of the graduating class of 2013 are involved in a form of ministry with 66% involved with congregational ministry.
78% of MDIV students in the 2004-2010 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 2004-2010 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 at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary graduated thirteen individuals in the past two years: 10 in 2012-2013 and 3 in 2013-2014. All graduates completed the program within the three to six year range expected of full-time and dual degree students.
Read more about the educational effectiveness of the MAMFT degree program.
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.
2004-2012 cohort students who completed the program did so in 3.9 years.