St. Mary's Chapel, the Byrne Residence (far background) and the St. Paul Seminary and School of Divinity are seen with the Mississippi River in this aerial view, taken September 23, 2012. The Ford Bridge is in the background.

Academic Programs Reaccredited at St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) has reaffirmed the accreditation of the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas for the next 10 years, it was announced by Monsignor Aloysius Callaghan, the seminary’s rector and vice president.

In addition, the ATS has approved the school’s four degree programs: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Arts in Religious Education and the Master of Arts in Theology.

In announcing the accreditation to the seminary’s faculty and staff, Callaghan thanked “everyone who worked on the preparation of the institutional self-study and for all of your contributions to a successful site visit.”

The School of Divinity, created through a 1987 affiliation of the St. Paul Seminary and the then-College of St. Thomas, today enrolls both men studying for the priesthood and lay men and women preparing for service in the church.