The North American Lutheran Seminary is able to offer two ATS-accredited degrees through our relationship with Trinity School for Ministry, which has been accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada since 2015.
Our ATS-accredited degrees are the Master of Divinity and the Master of Arts (Religion).
To contact the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, please call 412-788-6505 or visit them at their website.
Policy for Complaints Concerning Academic Matters
If a student would like to submit a formal complaint about any of the NALS’ academic programs, they are encouraged to submit said complaint in writing to Dr. Erika Moore, TSM academic dean.
The complainant may also elect to write to the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in the United States and Canada. As stated in the ATS Procedures, Policies, and Bylaws:
The Commission has an obligation to the various publics it serves to give responsible consideration to complaints that may be made against any accredited school. The Board of Commissioners maintains policies and procedures for reviewing and responding to complaints. The complaint must be filed in writing, together with substantial documentation, as appropriate for the circumstance. The Board of Commissioners will determine if the complaint has standing with reference to any membership criterion or Standards of Accreditation of the Commission. If the complaint has standing, the Board of Commissioners will conduct an investigation. The Board of Commissioners will communicate its conclusions and actions to the institution and the party raising the complaint. The Board of Commissioners assumes no responsibility for or obligation to adjudicate individual grievances.
All letters to the Commission should be addressed to:
The Association of Theological Schools
in the United States and Canada
The Commission on Accrediting
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110