Accreditation

Accreditation


St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools. The Commission may be contacted at 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110, or call 412-788-6505. The following degree programs are approved by the Commission on Accrediting: Master of Divinity (MDiv), Master of Arts (Theological Studies) (MATS), and Master of Arts (Philosophical Studies for Missionary Discipleship) (MAPS).

Notice of Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools Evaluation Committee Visit
SVDP is currently in the process of the reaffirmation of its accreditation with the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). SVDP was last reaffirmed for accreditation by the Commission in 2010 for ten years. Accreditation considers the quality of the institution and its education and the institution’s commitment to ongoing quality improvement. SVDP has been engaged in a self-study process for the past three years, the culmination of which is a self-study report submitted to the Commission with a summation of SVDP’s strengths and recommendations for future improvements. Accreditation is a peer-review process, and in March of 2020 a team of individuals from other institutions, an evaluation committee, will visit SVDP to develop a hands-on assessment of SVDP’s quality and commitment to quality improvement. If you wish to make comments in writing to the evaluation committee concerning SVDP’s qualifications for accreditation, you may do so by sending your comments to Dr. Mary Froehle at mfroehle@azurspirit.com or in hard copy to Dr. Mary Froehle, St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, 10701 S. Military Trail, Boynton Beach, FL 33436. You may also send comments in writing to Dr. Elsie Miranda at the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools, 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110. Please know your comments will be kept confidential.

Statement of Student Achievement and Educational Effectiveness
 
Master of Divinity (MDiv) [CIP code 39.0602 Divinity/Ministry]

Benchmark: 90% of graduates working in full-time ministerial positions three months post-graduation
 
2019: 89% of graduates in full-time ministerial positions
2018: 94% of graduates in full-time ministerial positions
2017: 100% of graduates in full-time ministerial positions

Benchmark: 100% perseverance of graduates who were ordained to the priesthood active in priestly ministry five years post-graduation

2019: 100% of 2014 graduates who were ordained to the priesthood active in priestly ministry five years post-graduation
2018: 100% of 2013 graduates who were ordained to the priesthood active in priestly ministry five years post-graduation
2017: 91% of 2012 graduates who were ordained to the priesthood active in priestly ministry five years post-graduation

Benchmark: 90% of graduating students scoring >2.5 out of 4 on the Pastoral Care Exam rubric

2019: 100% of graduating students scored >2.5
2018: 94% of graduating students scored >2.5
2017: 100% of graduating students scored >2.5

Benchmark: 90% of graduates not bilingual at entry prepared to competently celebrate Mass in a second language (score >3 out of 4 on rubric assessing practice celebration of Mass)

2019: 100% of graduates scored >3
2018: 100% of graduates scored >3
2017: 88% of graduates scored >3

Master of Arts (Philosophical Studies for Missionary Discipleship) (MAPS) [CIP code 38.9999 Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other] New program 2017F, first year of data 2019

Benchmark: 80% of graduates who begin the program seeking the degree for employment/vocational purposes or preparation for advanced studies (not personal development only) are in degree-related positions or are pursuing advanced studies three months post-graduation 

2019: 100% of 2019 graduates who began the program seeking the degree for employment/vocational purposes or preparation for advanced studies are in degree-   related ministerial positions or pursuing advanced studies

Benchmark: 85% of graduating students scoring >3 out of 4 on average overall on rubric assessing capstone requirement (Comprehensive Exam)

2019: 100% of graduating students met benchmark

Master of Arts (Theological Studies) (MATS) [CIP code 39.0601 Theology/Theological Studies]

Benchmark: 90% of graduates who begin the program seeking the degree for employment/vocational purposes or preparation for advanced studies (not personal development only) are in degree-related positions or pursuing advanced studies three months post-graduation

2019: 100% of 2019 graduates who began the program seeking the degree for employment/vocational purposes or preparation for advanced studies are in degree-related ministerial positions or pursuing advanced studies
2018: 100% of 2017 and 80% of 2018 graduates who began the program seeking the degree for employment/vocational purposes or preparation for advanced studies are in degree-related ministerial positions or pursuing advanced studies
2017: 100% of 2016 graduates who began the program seeking the degree for employment/vocational purposes or preparation for advanced studies are in degree-related ministerial positions or pursuing advanced studies

Benchmark: 85% of graduating students scoring overall on average >3 out of 4 on rubric rows assessing capstone requirement and 80% or higher on objective content section (Comprehensive Exam)

2019: 78% of graduating students met benchmark
2018: 63% of graduating students met benchmark
2017: 89% of graduating students met benchmark
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