Covenant Theological Seminary is committed to effective education and preparation for a variety of Christian ministries locally, nationally, and globally. Our 4,157 degreed graduates currently live or serve in all 50 states and 47 countries in a variety of vocational and non-vocational ministry positions. These men and women serve the Kingdom of God as senior or solo pastors, associate or assistant pastors, youth or campus ministers, church lay leaders, counselors, chaplains, translators, educators, missionaries, business owners, community and political leaders, film makers, homemakers, and in many other Christ-centered and God-honoring ways. More than 7,500 other alumni have grown in and through our courses over the past 60 years. Together, our alumni body is over 11,000 members strong.

Our effectiveness is evidenced by the fact that, by God’s grace, the placement rate within twelve months of graduation for our Master of Divinity graduates seeking ministry positions with the Seminary’s recommendation has been consistently high, more than 92% cumulatively for the past 10 years, with most graduates entering full-time church leadership. The placement rate for MDiv graduates for the 2015-16 year (the last year for which complete statistics are available) is 95.1%.

Placement for all master’s degrees, as reported to ATS in 2015-16 (the last year for which all-degree statistics are available), are:

• MDIV: 95.1% (78% vocational placement; 17.1% other placement)

• MAEM: 100% (90% vocational placement; 10% other placement)

• MARC: 100% (100% vocational placement)

• MAC: 90.5% (60% vocational placement; 30.5% other placement)

• MATS: 76.9% (69.3 % vocational placement; 7.6% other placement)

Vocational placement is any profession, vocation, or work—paid or unpaid—that naturally results from and logically flows out of study in the particular field. Non-vocational placement is any other profession, vocation, or work—paid or unpaid—that falls outside a natural and logical progression of education-to-employment track. Non-vocational placement does not imply that these individuals could not be placement vocationally, nor does it imply that non-vocational placement was a substitute for professional and vocational pursuits.

This placement rate builds upon the student experience in the classroom and community. Student satisfaction surveys reveal the following about the student experience at Covenant Seminary related to our mission.

• 95% of students are satisfied that they have grown in their personal understanding of God’s grace and in their ability to lead God’s people with grace.

• 98% of students are satisfied that they have grown in their ability to minister God’s Word and articulate it clearly.

• 93% of students would commend their experience at Covenant Seminary to others.

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Covenant Theological Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender or disability in admission to or employment in its educational programs or activities except as required by the doctrinal standards of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Alice Evans, Vice President of Business and Finance

Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 (gender)

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Melinda Conn, Director of Financial Aid

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, national origin)

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Betsy Gasoske, Registrar

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (disabilities)

Age Discrimination Act of 1975

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Inquiries regarding the application of non-discrimination policies may also be directed to:

Mike Higgins, Dean of Students


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Alice Evans, Vice President of Business and Finance


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Jay Sklar, Vice President of Academics and Dean of Faculty

Full-time Faculty

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Jessie Swigart, Dean of Academic Administration

Adjunct Professors and Visiting Instructors

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Grievance Procedure


The information contained on this Web site is provided as a public service, with the understanding that Covenant Theological Seminary makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of the information. Links to other Internet sites are provided solely for the convenience of those visiting the Covenant Seminary site and should not necessarily be construed as an endorsement of any or all outside sites linked. Unless otherwise indicated all Scripture quotations are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version ®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Covenant Theological Seminary is 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: MA in Worship and Music, MA in Religion and Culture, Master of Divinity, MA in Educational Ministry, MA in Counseling, MA (Exegetical Theology), MA (Theological Studies), Doctor of Ministry, Master of Theology. The Seminary is approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program.

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, USA. Telephone: 412-788-6505 Fax: 412-788-6510 Website:

The Seminary is also accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The institution has been approved under Commission policy to offer all its degree programs and to offer up to 20% of its total degree programs through distance education. Contact: Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, USA, 800.621.7440,

For questions regarding the Seminary’s accreditation, please contact Diane Preston, Associate Dean and VA/Active Military Student Advisor, at or 314.434.4044.

Department of Education Compliance

Covenant Theological Seminary is actively pursuing compliance with the Department of Education regarding best practices and policies related to its degree offerings. Should an issue arise we wish to deal with it in a fair and judicious manner. Accreditation policy grievances may be reported to Diane Preston, Associate Dean and VA/Active Military Student Advisor, at or 314.434.4044.


Any students who have complaints regarding their education at Covenant Seminary should first direct their complaints to the appropriate person at the Seminary. If you are unable to resolve the issue, you may contact the appropriate office based upon the state in which you live, as given in the listing available here.

The state of Missouri also gives further information about making complaints here.

Covenant Theological Seminary is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission ( In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Covenant Theological Seminary, please visit

Covenant Theological Seminary is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Distance students residing in Maryland should direct their complaints to: Maryland Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, 200 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21202 (410.528.8662; 888.743.0823).




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