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 Board of Regents, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, 5 North Mezzanine, Albany, New York 12234; 518-474-2593).

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.

In addition to state and professional accrediting institutions, CRCDS is approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church. The school’s rich course offerings can also help prepare for ordination in a variety of other denominations.

CRCDS is certified by the United States Government for the training of veterans and the education of chaplains for military service and for the enrolling of nonimmigrant alien students.

CRCDS participates with its covenant partner, St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry in the Rochester area. Approved students have the privilege of cross registration.