St. John’s Seminary in California is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).
The following degree programs are approved:
Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Arts.
ATS Contact Information
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275, USA
St. John’s is also accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
WASC Contact Information
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Senior Colleges and Universities Commission
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501
Benchmark: 100% perseverance of graduates who were ordained to the priesthood active in priestly ministry within the five years post-graduation
2019 Ordination class: (pending)
2018 Ordination class: 15/15 ordained still in ministry =100%*
2017 Ordination class: 19/19 ordained still in ministry =100%
2016 Ordination class: 12/12 ordained still in ministry =100%
2015 Ordination class of 2010: 8/10 ordained still in ministry =80%
*Statistics from The Official Catholic Directory, Archdiocesan and Diocesan websites, 2017.
Master of Divinity
Retention and Graduation Rates:
The MDiv Degree is a five year degree program that includes a one year pastoral internship.
For those who began the program in 2014-2015 academic year, Fourteen out of Seventeen (82.3%) completed within five years.
For those who began the program in 2013-2014 academic year, Fourteen out of twenty-one (66.7%) completed within five years.
For those who began the program in 2012-2013 academic year, Fourteen out of Twenty-two (54.5%) completed within the five years.
Master of Arts
The Graduates who completed their degrees in AY 2018-19 did so in an average of 3.0 years, 100% of them while also completing the Master of Divinity degree. 100% are ordained Roman Catholic priests with assignments in their respective dioceses and religious orders.
Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry
Graduates who completed their degrees in AY 2018-19 = none
Each graduate does so in an average of 2.38 years as part-time students. 100% are actively engaged in church ministry.
From 2015-2019, a total of 6 students entered the MAPM program.
4 graduated for a rate of 66.7%
1 continues in the program