Educational Effectiveness

The information provided below is in cooperation with our accrediting agency, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Questions? Feel free to reach out to the admissions office about the quality of a Calvin Seminary degree.

Placement Information Organized By Year

2017 Graduates

Program% Placed*Placed**No ResponseTotal Graduates
MA100%707
MTS60%305
MDiv81%22127
ThM81%22027
PhD100%202

* Reported as of November 2018

** ”Placed” means in a position appropriate to the person’s vocational intentions, which could be work or further study. Non-vocational placements are not shown.

2016 Graduates

Program% Placed*Placed**No ResponseTotal Graduates
MA50%418
MTS71%507
MDiv73%22230
ThM92%24226
PhD75%304

* Reported as of November 2017

** ”Placed” means in a position appropriate to the person’s vocational intentions, which could be work or further study. Non-vocational placements are not shown.

2015 Graduates

Program% Placed*Placed**No ResponseTotal Graduates
MA83%506
MTS33%216
MDiv88%24227
ThM83%20424
PhD85%617

* Reported as of November 2016

** ”Placed” means in a position appropriate to the person’s vocational intentions, which could be work or further study. Non-vocational placements are not shown.

2014 Graduates

Program% Placed*Placed**No ResponsesTotal Graudates
MA50%326
MTS63%538
MDiv84%21325
ThM71%25935
PhD50%102

* Reported as of November 2015

** ”Placed” means in a position appropriate to the person’s vocational intentions, which could be work or further study. Non-vocational placements are not shown.

2013 Graduates

Program% Placed*Placed**No ResponsesTotal Graduates
MA86617
MTS100202
MDiv8528033
ThM7221829
PhD75304

* Reported as of November 2014

** ”Placed” means in a position appropriate to the person’s vocational intentions, which could be work or further study. Non-vocational placements are not shown.

2012 Graduates

Program% Placed*Placed**No ResponsesTotal Graduates
MA50%8416
MTS60%325
MDiv75%21328
ThM50%121024
PhD100%60T6

* Reported as of November 2013

** ”Placed” means in a position appropriate to the person’s vocational intentions, which could be work or further study. Non-vocational placements are not shown.

2011 Graduates

Program% Placed*Placed**No ResponsesTotal Graduates
MA71%10414
MTS80%405
MDiv83%25430
ThM90%19221
PhD100%606

* Reported as of November 2012

** ”Placed” means in a position appropriate to the person’s vocational intentions, which could be work or further study. Non-vocational placements are not shown.

2010 Graduates

Program% Placed*Placed**No ResponsesTotal Graduates
MA93%13114
MTS100%404
MDiv90%28331
ThM88%15217
PhD100%303

* Reported as of November 2011

** ”Placed” means in a position appropriate to the person’s vocational intentions, which could be work or further study. Non-vocational placements are not shown.

Placement Information Organized by Program

Master of Arts (MA) Programs

Academic Year:2011/122012/132013/142014/152015/162016/17
Students Started5105789
Current Students*000023
Graduated464434
Changed Program131100
Graduation Rate**80%60%80%57%
Graduation Rate (minus changed program)**100%86%100%66%
*Current Students are those who are still in the program as of September 2018.
**The MA Programs are 2 or 3 year programs. Graduation rates will be updated as students graduate.

Master of Theological Studies (MTS) Program

Academic Year:2010/112011/122012/132013/142014/152015/16
Students Started64105132
Current Students**000001
Graduated4383101
Changed Program100220
Graduation Rate**67%75%80%60%77%
Graduation Rate (minus changed program)**80%75%100%100%90%

*Current Students are those who are still in the program as of September 2018.

**The MTS Program is a 2 or 3 year program. Graduation rates will be added as students graduate.

Master of Divinity (MDiv) Program

Academic Year:2010/112011/122012/132013/142014/152015/16
Students Started483649503538
Current Students*00031422
Graduated36263631133
Changed Program527423
Graduation Rate**75%67%73%
Graduation Rate (minus changed program)**83%71%85%

*Current Students are those who are still in the program as of September 2018.

**The MDiv Program is a 3 or 4 year residential program, and a 5 year distance program. Graduation rates will be updated as students graduate.

Master of Theology (ThM) Program

Academic Year:2010/112011/122012/132013/142014/152015/16
Students Started243436222927
Current Students*001001
Graduated232628182625
Changed Program020001
Graduation Rate**96%76%78%81%89%
Graduation Rate (minus changed program)**96%81%78%81%89%

*Current Students are those who are still in the program as of September 2018.

**The ThM Program is a 1 or 2 year program.

Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) Program

Academic Year:2005/062006/072007/082008/092009/102010/112011/122012/13
Students Started54535453
Current Students00000031
Graduated54432412
Changed Program00000010
Graduation Rate**100%100%80%100%40%75%
Graduation Rate (minus changed program)**100%100%80%100%40%75%

*Current Students are those who are still in the program as of September 2018.

**The PhD program is a 4 year program, but students regularly take five or six years. More years will be posted as students graduate.