FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has received approval from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) to offer its Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE) degrees completely online, effective Aug. 8, 2013. The decision from the national accrediting agency removes residency restrictions on the seminary’s two most prominent degree programs, making them more accessible to students around the world.
“How grateful we are that the Association of Theological Schools has made it possible for our M.Div. and MACE degrees to be available worldwide to those in search of theological education,” seminary president Paige Patterson said in response to the decision.