Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School Accreditation

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (CRCDS) operates under a charter of the New York State Board of Regents to award master’s and doctoral degrees (New York State Education Department, Office of College & University Evaluation, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234; 518-474-1551). The following programs are registered with the New York State Department of Education:

  • Master of Divinity – Theological Professions (HEGIS 2301)
  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies (HEGIS 2301)
  • Master of Arts in Religious Studies (HEGIS 1510)
  • Doctor of Ministry in Transformative Leadership (HEGIS 2301)
  • Doctor of Ministry in Prophetic Preaching (HEGIS 2301)
  • Doctor of Ministry in Peace Building and Interfaith Dialogue (HEGIS 2301)

Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs at CRCDS are approved:

  • MDiv
  • MA
  • DMin

CRCDS became a fully accredited member of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada in 1938. The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada can be contacted at 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275; Tel: 412-788-6505; Fax: 412-788-6510; Web: www.ats.edu.

CRCDS is approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church for the preparation of candidates for ordination in The United Methodist Church. The School’s rich course offerings can also prepare for ordination in a variety of other denominations.

CRCDS coursework is approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Students eligible for VA educational benefits should contact their VA representative for more information.

CRCDS is approved by The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to issue Forms I-20 to full-time nonimmigrant alien students pursuing MA, MDiv, or DMin degrees.