LAKELAND, Fla. – The School of Divinity at Southeastern University recently obtained accreditation from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) for its graduate programs.
“The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) accreditation has been the highest standard of accreditation for seminaries and graduate theological and ministerial education for over one hundred years and requires a rigorous approval process that demonstrates accredited schools provide and maintain the highest standards of academic excellence for their students,” said Dr. Alan Ehler, dean of the Barnett College of Ministry and Theology.
The association is a membership organization of more than 270 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in theological disciplines.
“ATS normally requires newly accredited schools to have the next evaluation visit in five years, but they demonstrated their recognition of the excellence of SEU’s School of Divinity by not requiring our next review for the maximum of seven years,” said Ehler. “This is a great credit to the School of Divinity chair, Dr. Melissa Archer, and the entire faculty.”