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Knox College along with TST and each of its member schools is accredited by the Board of the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).  ATS is a peer organization of more than 250 institutions that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs in the theological disciplines.

For more information about the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, please visit their website or contact them:

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

Knox College meets University standards in its faculty appointments and course requirements in its conjoint programs. It also conforms to University policy in its grading policies and procedures and in its academic discipline. Knox students have a right of appeal to the University in academic matters.

Knox students who graduate from conjoint programs receive diplomas signed by the Principal, the Director of TST, and the Chancellor of the University of Toronto. Upon graduation, they become alumni/ae of Knox College and the University of Toronto.

The Doctor of Theology and the Master of Theology programs are approved as graduate degrees by the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies (OCGS), which ensures quality graduate education for the province.

Have a blended on line/on campus education program: yes
Year of initial accreditation: 1947
Year of last ATS site visit: 2011
Year of next ATS site visit: 2021

Accredited Degrees

Knox College has six accredited degrees.  They are:

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
Master of Religious Education (M.R.E.)
Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)
Master of Theology (Th.M.)
Doctor of Theology (Th.D.)
Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

What our most recent Graduating Class told us (from the ATS Survey)

Educational Effectiveness

83%     very satisfied with the quality of the teaching

83%     very satisfied with the accessibility of the faculty

90%     very satisfied with the class sizes.

90%     very satisfied with the online/off campus learning

90%     very satisfied with the adequacy of the library collection

95%     very satisfied with the helpfulness of administrative staff support

92%     very satisfied with their faculty academic advising

83%     very satisfied with the amount of financial aid

83%     strong agreement that they know one faculty member well

87%     strong agreement that they had grown spiritually

93%     strong agreement that the field education experience was helpful

82%     strong agreement that their faith was stronger

88%     strong agreement that they were able to integrate theology/ministry

83%    strong agreement that the school had tried to be inclusive

84%    strong agreement they would still come here.