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Educational Effectiveness
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 77.0% of the graduating classes of 2013-2017 were involved in a form of ministry approximately one year after graduation (goal = 70%). As of April 2019, 80.0% of the graduating class of 2014 was still involved with ministry. 

82.4% of MDIV students in the 2007-2014 cohorts graduated (goal = 80%).

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.

70.4% of MAR students in the 2010-2015 cohorts graduated (goal = 70%). 38.1% of graduates from 2012-2017 were involved either in a form of degree-related ministerial vocation or pursuing further education approximately one year after graduation (goal = 50%).

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).

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.

82.5% of MAMFT students in the 2010-2016 cohorts graduated (goal = 78%). 88.7% of graduates from 2013-2017 were involved in a degree-related vocation approximately one year after graduation (goal = 70%).
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.

53.3% of DMin students in the 2008-2014 cohorts graduated (goal = 65%). DMin students must be currently engaged in a ministerial vocation for admission to the program.
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