With world-renowned teachers and alumni, CTS is the global leader in transformational religious studies. We offer several Masters and Doctoral degrees, including Masters in Divinity, Sacred Theology and Religious Leadership.
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Chicago Theological Seminary is accredited by two accrediting agencies:

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada approves the following programs: M.Div., M.A. in Religious Leadership, M.A. (Religious Studies), D.Min. S.T.M.,  Ph.D.  CTS is also approved for our Comprehensive Distance Education Program.

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Telephone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510

CTS is also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the following degree programs are approved: M.Div., M.A. in Religious Leadership, M.A. (Religious Studies), D.Min., S.T.M.,  Ph.D.

The Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 4000
Chicago, IL 60602-2504



Educational Effectiveness and Outcomes

In compliance with accreditation requirements, Chicago Theological Seminary publishes the data as indicators of the school’s educational effectiveness and outcomes.  Data is taken from surveys of graduating students and alumni/ae as well as information provided by the Registrar’s office. To read the full report, click here.

Religious Institute Recognition

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Chicago Theological Seminary has been recognized by the Religious Institute as a Sexually Healthy & Responsible Seminary, acknowledging our work of being on the cutting edge of addressing sexuality issues in the formation of religious leaders. Learn more about the Sexually Health; Responsible Seminary recognition.



Authorization for Distance Education

5A92E6EA 013C 458D 8C25 0F3A318915ACCTS participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements NC-SARA) [http://nc-sara.org], which is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.





Campus Safety

In compliance with the Cleary Act, the CTS campus safety newsletter and campus crime statistics, years 2013-15, are now available.