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Shaw University Divinity School

With a rich heritage that is rooted in the Baptist Church, Shaw University Divinity School prepares students for their calling as Christian leaders through theological study, practical knowledge applicable to church ministries and spiritual practices. Students enrolled in the Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE) focus on specific aspects of the ministry profession including Christian heritage, cultural awareness, ministerial identity, and leadership. 

Shaw University Divinity School is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada to offer the following approved degree programs: 

Our degree programs are designed to equip students for leadership in congregational ministries and other religious institutions. Shaw University is also approved for a comprehensive distance education program.

With a Master of Divinity or Master of Arts in Christian Education, students will gain the tools needed to enter ministry professions – no matter what their particular calling.


Accreditation Information

Shaw University Divinity School received a ten-year reaffirmation of its accreditation through the Spring of 2024. Anyone who wishes to make comments about or provide information relevant to the Divinity School's accreditation may send an email to SUDSATS@shawu.edu or may contact ATS directly at:

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

10 Summit Park Drive | Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Telephone: 412-788-6505 | Fax: 412-788-6510
Website: www.ats.edu