In 2006, after an evaluative visit by the Association of Theological Schools, our seminary was granted another ten years of accreditation. This is the longest possible term of re-accreditation that the ATS confers. The four external evaluators from ATS developed a 100-page internal report based on their visit, commending Briercrest for the following:
Its unique modular format of course delivery as one that serves the educational needs of its geographically widely scattered constituency, especially those who are already engaged in the practice of ministry. The team found strong support for the modular system among the faculty and those students it was able to interview. The team agrees that such a system provides unique opportunities for on-campus study for those who live at a distance from the seminary.
The ATS report identified several other strengths at the seminary, including a "young, energetic faculty dedicated to the mission of the seminary," excellent facilities, and a "highly competent administration."
Degree Program Approval
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada approved the following degree programs:
- MA in Marriage and Family Counseling
- MA in Leadership and Management
- MA (Theological Studies)
- MA (Biblical Languages and Exegesis)
The contact information for the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) is a follows:
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological
Schools in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110
Briercrest College is accredited by The Accreditation Commission of the Association for Biblical Higher Education in the United States and Canada:
The contact information for the ABHE is as follows:
The Association for Biblical Higher Education
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd, Suite #130
Orlando, FL 32822
Telephone: (407) 207-0808
Fax: (407) 207-0840
Statement of Educational Effectiveness
In a 2012 survey, 88% of Briercrest Seminary graduates indicated that they were serving in a position appropriate to their educational focus while at Seminary.