Accreditation

Reformed Theological Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada to award the MDiv, MA, MABS, MAR, MATS, MAC, MACC, and DMin degrees and by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award masters and doctorate degrees.

The Marriage and Family Therapy degree program at Reformed Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Reformed Theological Seminary maintains a goal to comply fully with the standards of accreditation of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in the United States and Canada and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS). Students who believe that RTS has violated ATS and/or SACS standards in any way should submit their complaint in writing to their respective campus Academic Dean. The Dean will consult with the Provost/Chief Academic Officer, who serves as the coordinator of matters related to institutional accreditation. The complaint will be reviewed and a written response provided to the student in a timely fashion related to the receipt of the complaint.

At this point, if the student is not satisfied with the written response from RTS, the student may file a complaint directly with ATS and/or SACS.

RTS is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved:

RTS Jackson – Jackson, MS

Approved Degrees:

  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC)
  • Doctor of Ministry (DMin) (discontinued)

RTS Orlando – Oviedo, FL

Approved Degrees:

  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)
  • Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC)
  • Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) (MABS)
  • Master of Arts (Theological Studies) (MATS)
  • Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

RTS Charlotte – Charlotte, NC

Approved Degrees:

  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)
  • Master of Arts in Christian Counseling (MACC)
  • Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) (MABS)
  • Master of Arts (Theological Studies) (MATS)
  • Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

RTS Washington DC – McLean, VA

Approved Degrees:

  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)
  • Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) (MABS)
  • Master of Arts (Religion) (MAR)

RTS Atlanta – Marietta, GA

Approved Degrees:

  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)
  • Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) (MABS)
  • Master of Arts (Religion) (MAR)
  • Doctor of Ministry (DMin) (discontinued)

RTS Dallas – Dallas, TX

Approved Degrees:

  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)
  • Master of Arts (Theological Studies) (MATS)

RTS Houston – Houston, TX

Approved Degrees:

  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)
  • Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) (MABS)

RTS Global Education – Charlotte, NC

Approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program:

  • Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) (MABS)
  • Master of Arts (Religion) (MAR)
  • Master of Arts (Theological Studies) (MATS)

RTS Brazil – Sao Paulo, Brazil

Approved Degrees:

  • Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

RTS Memphis – Memphis, TN

RTS is approved to offer up to 49% of the Master of Arts (Religion) (MAR) degree at the Memphis extension.

RTS New York City – New York, NY

RTS is approved to offer up to 49% of the Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) (MABS) degree at the New York City extension.

Accreditation Contact Information:

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS)

10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
USA
Telephone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510
Website:  www.ats.edu

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Telephone 404-679-4500
Fax: 404-679-4558
Website:  www.sacscoc.org

RTS Degree Programs and CIP (Classification of Instructional Programs) Codes

Master of Divinity 39.0602
Master of Arts 39.0601
Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) 39.0201
Master of Arts (Theological Studies) 39.0601
Master of Arts (Religion) 39.0601
Master of Arts in Counseling 51.1508
Master of Arts in Christian Counseling 39.0701
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling 51.1505
Doctor of Ministry 39.0602