Brite Divinity School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award masters and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Brite Divinity School 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 ( www.sacscoc.org )
Degree programs and CIP codes
Divinity/Ministry: Master of Divinity – 39.0602 Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry – 39.0602 Doctor of Ministry – 39.0602 Theology/Theological Studies: Master of Theological Studies – 39.0601 Master of Theology – 39.0601 Bible/Biblical Studies: Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Interpretation – 39.0201
Brite is also accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved: M.Div., M.A.T.M., M.T.S., D.Min., Th.M., Ph.D.
The Commission contact information is:
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15275 Telephone: 412-788-6505; Fax: 412-788-6510 Website: www.ats.edu
Brite Divinity School is committed to providing a positive learning and working environment free from discrimination and harassment. TCU prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status and any other basis protected by law, in the University’s programs and activities as required by Title IX, Title VII, The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable laws and regulations.
STATEMENT ON EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
Brite Divinity School is committed to providing the highest quality graduate theological education. Brite utilizes a variety of tools to assess the effectiveness of its educational programs, including evaluating the degree to which students meet expected learning outcomes for their respective programs, student satisfaction, graduation rates, and placement rates.
Over the past five years Brite’s students have met or exceeded the faculty’s goals for student learning as demonstrated through faculty assessment of students’ coursework, final projects, qualifying exams, theses and dissertations. However, in recent years this assessment has uncovered the need to give additional attention to developing skills for effective graduate-level writing. In response, Brite introduced sessions on writing during New Student Orientation and enhanced its ongoing support for writing assistance through the William L. Adams Center for Writing at TCU.
The following tables provide additional information on the effectiveness of Brite’s programs based on feedback from Brite’s 2021 graduates. Please note that these statistics represent a small sampling of data one might use to judge the effectiveness of Brite’s educational programs. We invite you to contact us to learn more about Brite, our programs, and our student body.
Educational Effectiveness and Personal Growth
Education Effectiveness in Facilitating Skill Area
Overall Experience during Theological Program
Time to Completion
DEGREE PROGRAM CIP CODES
Master of Divinity – 39.0602
Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry – 39.0602
Doctor of Ministry – 39.0602
Master of Theological Studies – 39.0601
Master of Theology – 39.0601
Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Interpretation – 39.0201
TIME TO COMPLETE
The following table depicts the percentage of Brite’s graduates over the past five years who completed their degrees within a typical timeframe (150 percent) of the minimum time required for the degree. Brite’s benchmark for completions in each degree is 75 percent.
SARA AND STATE AUTHORIZATION
Brite Divinity School is an institutional participant in The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) a voluntary agreement among the 49 SARA member states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico to permit certain types of educational activities without requiring requiring institutions to seek state-by-state authorization. SARA establishes comparable national standards for interstate offerings of post-secondary distance-education courses and programs. To learn more about State Authorization and SARA, please visit https://cte.tcu.edu/distance-learning/state-authorization-sara-membership/
Brite Divinity School does not offer any degree programs that require professional licensing. Brite Divinity School will update webpage with a disclosure statement if and when it offers such a program.