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Berkeley welcomes students who are committed to academic excellence, who desire to grow in spiritual insight, and who seek to acquire the skills necessary for effective ministry.  Read more about Berkeley’s mission, academic programs and community life here.

Statement of Educational Effectiveness and Accreditation

(As required by the Standards of the Association of Theological Schools)

Nearly all students enrolled in Berkeley Divinity School graduate with either a diploma or certificate in Anglican Studies. A large majority of the School’s graduates serve in ordained capacities in The Episcopal Church or other parts of the Anglican Communion as parish clergy; as school, college and hospital chaplains; or in other positions of pastoral responsibility. Some graduates pursue lay vocations both within and outside the church, and others go on to further graduate education to pursue academic careers. On average, 85% of the School’s graduates are placed in full-time employment or educational positions within a year of graduation. Moreover, students who are in the ordination process in The Episcopal Church consistently have higher General Ordination Examination scores, on average, than the national norm.

The school is fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools by virtue of its affiliation with Yale Divinity School.