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Erskine Theological Seminary is a graduate school of Erskine College.

Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness raises the unit of analysis through assessment of student learning, support services, and administrative services at the unit level to the institution level via linked levels of institutional planning; linked levels of reporting on results; and linked processes of planning, assessment, and resource allocation.

ETS Statement of Educational Effectiveness

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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Erskine Theological Seminary is a graduate school of Erskine College.

Erskine College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Erskine College may be directed in writing to:

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097

Association of Theological Schools

Erskine Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools ( and is approved to offer the following degrees: MDiv, MA (Theological Studies), MA in Christian Counseling, MA in Practical Ministry, ThM, DMin. The school is approved for comprehensive distance (online) education. The school is approved for the following additional locations: Columbia and Greenville, SC.

Contact the Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools at:

10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275, USA
Telephone: 412-788-6505; Fax: 412-788-6510

CACREP/ Licensing

The MACC degree has been developed to CACREP standards. Graduates are eligible for South Carolina state licensing.

State Authorization

The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education has recognized the degree-granting authority of Erskine College, of which the Seminary is a part (

The Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC) has authorized Erskine Theological Seminary to offer instruction in Christian Education, Divinity, Ministry, Practical Ministry, Theological Studies, and Theology.

Questions related to GNPEC’s authorization may be directed to:
Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220, Tucker, GA 30084-5305
770-414-3300; 770-414-3309 (FAX);

Relations with other Educational Institutions

The Seminary participates in the Evangelical Seminary President’s Council, the Evangelical Seminary Deans’ Council, the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, the Society for the Advancement of Continuing Education in Ministry, and the International Alliance for Christian Education (IACE).

Erskine also participates in PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries), which provides students access to the resources of over 50 academic libraries throughout the state. Through PASCAL and the Erskine’s library, students have access to a wide variety of electronic journal databases, including: Academic Search Complete, ATLA, ERIC, and JSTOR, New Testament Abstracts, and Old Testament Abstracts.

The Seminary maintains a cooperative agreement with the Carolina Theological Consortium (CTC, including Columbia International University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary-Charlotte, and Reformed Theological Seminary-Charlotte). Students have cross-registration and library privileges at all these institutions.

Partnerships for Transfer Courses

Erskine has partnerships agreements for transfer courses with:

  • Bible Mesh (com) is comprised of biblical and theological scholars who teach introductory courses and language courses that can be transferred into the master’s degrees.
  • Reasons to Believe (org) emphasizes the relationship between the Christian faith and science and contributes to the area of apologetics. Their courses target medical students seeking continuing education credit hours, although all students can take them as part of their elective options. These courses are part of the David Livingstone Institute.

Erskine students can take our partners’ courses and transfer them in toward an Erskine Seminary degree. These partners give ETS students access to courses that are not on our schedule for a particular semester, thus increasing the course options while still enrolled at Erskine. Enrollment in any of these partnership courses is not counted toward full-time and part-time status and is not eligible for institutional financial aid. Before registering, students need the approval of their program director and the approval of Dean of the Seminary.

Back To Top Erskine Theological Seminary, the graduate school of theology of Erskine College 210 South Main Street P.O. Box 338 Due West, SC 29639 Toll Free: 800-770-6936 Fax: 864-379-3171