Statement of Accreditation Status

New Brunswick Theological Seminary

  • CEO: Rev. Micah McCreary, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Rev. Terry Smith
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Ellie Fogarty, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions » Exclusively graduate/professional
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Candidate
  • Status: Candidate Status Granted
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021-2022

Contact Information

35 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1196

(732) 247-5241

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • November 18, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To approve the teach-out plan as required of Candidate institutions in accordance with the Commission’s Teach-Out Plans and Agreement(s) Policy and Procedures and federal regulation.
  • October 29, 2020
    To delay the On-Site Evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2021 due to extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions. To note the institution remains in candidate for accreditation status during a delay granted by the Commission. The Evaluation visit will be scheduled in accordance with Commission policy and procedures.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission’s request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • November 15, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the Accreditation Readiness Report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To grant Candidate for Accreditation status. To invite the institution to initiate self-study in preparation for an evaluation visit in 2020-2021. To note that Candidate for Accreditation status is an indication that an institution is progressing toward, but is not assured of accreditation.
  • Distance Education
    Not approved for 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:

  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship
  • Branch Campus
    New Brunswick Theological Seminary at St. John's University
    8000 Utopia Parkway
    Jamaica, NY 11439

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