Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind., has been awarded accreditation by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) following an intensive approval process.
The ATS is a membership organization of more than 250 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry as well as for teaching and research in the theological disciplines. In the process of becoming accredited, Grace was first accepted as an associate member of ATS then began its candidacy process. The seminary conducted a comprehensive self-study before undergoing a site visit by the ATS accreditation team, who recommended Grace for approval by its Commission on Accrediting.
Dr. Jeff Gill, dean of Grace Theological Seminary, spoke about the opportunities afforded to Grace students as a result of the accreditation. “In addition to the strong affirmation of the excellence of our school, accreditation allows Grace to apply for student scholarships from large foundations like Eli Lilly and the Kern Family Foundation. We also look forward to a greater recruitment pool of prospective students since ordination in many denominations requires a degree from an ATS-accredited seminary,” he said.
Grace has been granted full initial accreditation for a period of five years, which is the maximum awarded by ATS.
For more information about Grace Theological Seminary or to submit an application, please visit gts.grace.edu or call Lee Compson at 877.607.0012.