Accreditation and Educational Effectiveness

Yale Divinity School is hosting a comprehensive evaluation visit for reaffirmation of accreditation by the ATS Commission on Accrediting on March 3, 2023. The purpose of this visit is to verify that the school meets all applicable Commission Standards of Accreditation. Comments regarding how well the school meets those standards and/or generally demonstrates educational quality may be sent to at least two weeks before the visit. Comments may also or instead be sent in writing to John Stachniewicz at YDS at All comments will be shared with the onsite evaluation committee.

Yale Divinity School is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada and is approved to offer the following degrees: M.Div., M.A.R., and S.T.M. YDS is also approved for limited distance education (less than half of any approved degree).

Fall 2022 YDS Ten-Year Placement Statistics*

Further Education 17%, Ministry & Chaplaincy 33%, Working in Education 22%, Non-Profit 16%, Private Sector 12%

*16% of graduates did not respond

Breakdown of 2021 M.A.R. Graduates

Banking 1.3%, Unknown 22.7%, Non-Profit 10.7%, Psychotherapy 1.3%, Education 14.7%, Continuing Education 26.7%, Writing/Publishing 6.7%, Ministry 5.3%, Ministry/Education 1.3%, Private Sector 2.7%

Breakdown of 2021 M.Div. Graduates

Unknown 16.9%, Chaplain 1.7%, Ministry 28.8%, Chaplaincy/Other 1.7%, Chaplaincy 3.4%, Non-profit 13.6%, Private Sector 3.4%, Education 11.9%, Continuing Education 11.9%, Non-Profit 1.7%

-Last updated Fall Semester, 2022