Statement of Accreditation Status

Jewish Theological Seminary of America

  • CEO: Dr. Shuly Schwartz, Chancellor
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Brian Smollett
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions » Four-year, very small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1954
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025

Contact Information

3080 Broadway
New York, NY 10027-4649

(212) 678-8000

www.jtsa.edu

  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 23, 2016
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2018, documenting further progress on the implementation of (1) a documented, organized, and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve the total range of programs and services; achievement of institutional mission, goals, and plans; and compliance with accreditation standards (Standard 7); and (2) clearly articulated statements of expected student learning outcomes at all levels and for all programs that aim to foster student learning and development (Standard 14). The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2013, documenting progress made in the assessment of student-learning outcomes for its General Education Core (Standard 12) and in the assessment of student learning in each of its programs (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (2-4 yrs) Included within the scope to offer ONE program
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope

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