Commission on Accrediting
The Commission contact information is:
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
The Commission on Accrediting has adopted the following standard which reads, in part:
"Assessment of student learning requires schools to be able to demonstrate the extent to
which students have achieved the various goals of the degree programs they have completed
as well as indicators of program effectiveness, such as the percentage of students who
complete the program and the percentage of graduates who find placement appropriate to
their vocational intention and theological education."
In accordance with the Commission's request that schools publish a statement of their
educational effectiveness, the Montreal School of Theology is happy to publish the following data.
For the years 2007-2011 inclusive:
graduation rate: 80% of those who began M.Div. studies.
career placement rate: 96.67% of graduates within one year of graduation.
These data represent the combined graduation and career placement rates of the three
Lists of member schools
In virtue of their respective charters, each of the member colleges of the Montreal
School of Theology has authority to grant the Master of Divinity degree. In practice,
however, none of the colleges exercises its right to grant the degree independently of
the concurrence of the other two colleges. This concurrence is guaranteed through the
cooperation of the colleges in the Montreal School of Theology. The Montreal School of
Theology functions as the administrative body through which the colleges work together
in the design, delivery and assessment of the educational program that leads to the
M.Div. degree. It is, therefore, the Montreal School of Theology that determines
whether a student has successfully met the requirements for the M.Div. degree.
MST informs the student's college to that effect. The college then approves the
awarding of the degree to its own student(s) and concurs with the awarding of the degree
to students of the other colleges.