Accreditation

Accreditation

 

Wycliffe College along with TST and each of its member schools are accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS). ATS is a peer organization of more than 250 institutions that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs in the theological disciplines.

The following Wycliffe College degree programs are approved:

  • Masters of Divinity (MDiv)
  • Masters of Religion (MRel) (discontinued)
  • Master of Theological Studies( MTS)
  • Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
  • Masters of Theology (ThM)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies (PhD)

Approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program

The Commission Contact information is:

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Telephone: (412) 788-6505 Fax: (412) 788-6510
Website: www.ats.edu

Wycliffe College meets University standards in its faculty appointments and course requirements in its conjoint programs. It also conforms to University policy in its grading policies and procedures and in its academic discipline. Wycliffe students have a right of appeal to the University in academic matters. 

Wycliffe students who graduate from conjoint programs receive diplomas signed by the Principal, the Director of TST, and the chancellor of the University of Toronto. Upon graduation, they become alumni of the University of Toronto.

The Doctor of Theology and the Master of Theology programs are approved as graduate degrees by the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies (OCGS), which ensures quality graduate education for the province.

Statement of Institutional Effectiveness

The Commission on Accrediting for the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada requires accredited schools to publish a statement regarding the school’s educational effectiveness to ensure that educational programs have their intended impact for the good of the Church and the world.

Course evaluations between Winter 2013 and Fall 2016, a combined total  of 1677 responses, demonstrate that 92.5% of those asked agreed with the statement "The course outcomes were achieved." For the Fall 2016, this number was 94% and for Winter 2016 this number was 94%.

Our enrollment has increased over the last five years as we develop new programs to meet the changing needs of the church and our students. Our students tell us in the A.T.S. Entering Student Questionnaire that the most important reason for attending Wycliffe includes the academic reputation of our school, the quality of the faculty and comfort with the school’s doctrinal positions.

Master of Divinity - 30 credits required

 

Graduating Year Average Time to Graduation % of students completing within  5 years % of students  taking longer   than 5 years
2017 3.20 years 73.3% 26.7% *
two students returning after absence due to sickness
2016 3.00 years 100% 0

 

 

 Master of Theological Studies - 20 credits required

Graduating Year Average Time to Graduation % of students completing within  5 years % of students  taking longer   than 5 years
2017 2.90 years 71% 29%
2016  2.85 years 81% 19%

 These figures include students who transfer and graduate from another program

Placement

 In May 2017 there were 15 students who graduated with their M.Div. degree.

Nine (60%) are now placed (July  21, 2017) into church or other ministry appointments, one student is continuing her education (7%) and the remaining five are still in discussion about vocational placement or returning to previous careers