As you explore your seminary education, keep in mind that
accreditation through the Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
is extremely important. The rigorous academic standards required by
ATS will ensure that your credits will transfer to other graduate
schools or that licensing bodies for denominations, hospital,
military, and prison chaplains program will accept your degree.
Many seminary programs originate and offer programs from schools
that lack accreditation.
Educational accreditation is a rigorous process by which an
institution is evaluated by an external organization for
educational quality and effectiveness. For graduate theological
education, the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of
Theological Schools (ATS) serves as this accrediting agency. To be
accredited, a school must undergo an initial review that examines a
wide variety of factors, including library holdings, faculty
quality, and financial stability. The ATS Commissioners repeat this
process on a regular basis to make sure each of its schools
maintain an acceptable level of academic quality.
No other seminary in New York has more accreditation than
Northeastern Seminary to guarantee the quality of your theological
education. Northeastern Seminary is accredited by the Association
of Theological Schools (ATS), Middle States Commission of Higher
Education (MSCHE), and the New York State Board of Regents.
All degree programs at Northeastern Seminary are accredited by
the following state, regional, and professional accrediting