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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

ETS Student Diversity

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, masters, and doctorate degrees. Erskine College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Erskine College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

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 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 DrivePittsburgh, PA 15275, USATelephone: 412-788-6505; Fax: 412-788-6510

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) helps expand students’ access to educational opportunities and ensure more efficient, consistent, and effective regulation of distance education programs.
Erskine College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). For details about NC-SARA, please access the official website

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 SeminaryCharlotte, 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 864-379-8821 Fax: 864-379-3171