Accreditation

Hellenic College

Hellenic College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

The New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), is the nation’s oldest regional accrediting association. Founded in 1875, its mission is the establishment and maintenance of high standards for all levels of education. NEASC serves more than 2,000 public and independent schools, colleges and universities in the six New England states and American/international schools in more than seventy nations worldwide.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association of Theological Schools should be directed to the administrative staff of these institutions. Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges

209 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730-1433
Tel: (781) 271-0022
E-mail: cihe@neasc.org


Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has a dual accreditation. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. It is also accredited  by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. The following degree programs are approved: Master of Divinity (M.Div.),Master of Theological Studies (MTS), and Master of Theology (ThM).

The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) is a membership organization of more than 250 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for ministry and for teaching and research in theology.

Accreditation is conducted by the Board of Commissioners on behalf of the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools. The Commission accredits institutions and approves degree programs offered by accredited schools. The Commission is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and by the nongovernmental Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for the accreditation of graduate, professional theological schools in the United States. The Commission, through its Board, works cooperatively with regional accrediting associations in the U.S., other professional associations, state departments of education, and other allied organizations in Canada and the United States.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the ATS should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education,
New England Association of Schools and Colleges

209 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730-1433
Tel: (781) 271-0022
E-mail: cihe@neasc.org


The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States

10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburg, PA 15275-1103
Tel: (412) 788-6510
E-mail: ats@ats.edu

Holy Cross is a member of the Boston Theological Institute, an association of ten theological schools and seminaries in the Greater Boston area.

Holy Cross also maintains ongoing relationships with other Orthodox schools of theology in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.  Holy Cross sponsors faculty and student exchange programs with several of these schools. In particular, Holy Cross maintains a faculty and student exchange program with the Orthodox Schools of Theology at the Universities of Athens and Thessaloniki in Greece.


Statement of Educational Effectiveness

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology conferred degrees on thirty-seven students in the spring 2012 commencement. Six women and thirty-one men from the United States and abroad constituted this year’s graduating class, with twenty-eight earning the Master of Divinity; six earning the Master of Theological Studies and three receiving the Master of Theology. Graduates represented a variety of Orthodox ecclesial jurisdictions in North America and abroad.

The majority of students graduating in 2012 completed their degrees in the period of time intended in each program’s design: Master of Divinity students, three or four years depending on jurisdictional requirements; Master of Theological Studies in two years. Master of Theology in two-three years.