PSR Fact Sheet

Founded

1866

Denomination

PSR is a multi-denominational seminary of the United Church of Christ with historic ties to the United Methodist Church and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Enrollment

210

Core faculty

16

Adjunct faculty

15

Student-faculty ratio

12:1

Degree programs

Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Arts (with the Graduate Theological Union), joint Master of Divinity/Master of Arts

Graduate Certificates

Certificate of Advanced Professional Studies, Certificate of Sexuality and Religion, Certificate of Special Studies, Certificate of Swedenborgian Theology, Certificate of Theological Studies

PSR centers and affiliated programs

Bade Museum of Archaeology, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry, Disciples Seminary Foundation, Swedenborgian House of Studies, Center for Spiritual & Social Transformation

Accreditation

Pacific School of Religion is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved:

  • MDiv
  • MA
  • MTS
  • DMin

PSR is approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program.

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: www.ats.edu

Educational Effectiveness Statement

Typically, over 85% of students admitted to the Pacific School of Religion complete their certificate and degree programs of study. We also have capstone courses or measurements built into all of our degree program that students must submit for assessment purposes.

Student Body

Denomination
United Church of Christ 27%
United Methodist Church 12.5%
Unaffailiated 9%
Christian Church, Disciples of Christ 3%
Metropolitan Community Churches 4%
Presbyterian 1%
Unitarian Universalist 7%
Roman Catholic
3%
Other denominations and Traditions
Includes: American Baptist, African Methodist Episcopal, Buddhist, Episcopal,Jewish, Lutheran, Muslim, New Thought, Religious Society of Friends, Swedenborgian, and international denominations.
33.5%
Race / Ethnicity
Caucasian     63%
African/African American 14%
Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander 14%
Hispanic 2%

Native American

Other Non-Caucasian

International student enrollment

0%

7%

17%

Gender
Female 54%
Male 41%
Transgender 5%
Age**
22–29          26%
30–39 25%
40–49 24%
50–59 19%
60+ 6%
   
Program Enrollment
MDiv 46%

MA

Certificate Programs

19%

14%

MTS 6%
DMin 10%
MDiv/MA 2%
Special students 3%
Financial Aid
Students receiving loans, scholarships, grants 75%
Housing
Students living in PSR housing 55%

Figures may total more than 100% due to rounding.

Numbers are based on the 2013–2014 academic year.

**Age statistics do not include CMS students.