About CDSP

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A student’s experience at CDSP integrates scholarship, reflection, worship, spirituality, and the practice of ministry.

Women and men come to our historic Berkeley, California campus or attend classes online from urban and rural settings, small towns, and parishes of all sizes around the world. Their geographic and demographic diversity enriches an academic community that thrives in the unique ecumenical and inter-religious setting of the Graduate Theological Union.

Founded: 1893

Address:
2451 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA 94709-1211

Contact: 510-204-0700

Enrollment 2015-16: 80 (plus 10 affiliated PhD students)

Teaching Faculty: 7 faculty, 2 visiting, and 3 afffiliate

Accreditation: Association of Theological Schools

Founding member of the Graduate Theological Union

President and Dean: The Very Rev. W. Mark Richardson, Ph.D.
Chair, Board of Trustees: P. Don White
Academic Dean: The Rev. Ruth Meyers, Ph.D.
Dean of Students: The Rev. Ann Hallisey, D.Min.
Director of Operations and Personnel Management: The Rev. Bob Rybicki
Director of Recruitment and Admissions: The Rev. Andrew Hybl '12
Director of Development: Patrick Delahunt

Degree Programs

Certificate Programs

Student Profile

  • Receiving financial aid: 60 % (CDSP scholarships included)
  • Living in CDSP Housing: 36 %
  • Gender: 44 % Female, 55 % Male, 1% transgender
  • Average age of student body: 46
  • Average age of entering MDiv class: 38
  • States of origin: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.
  • Countries of origin: Canada, Egypt, India, Japan, The Phillippines, United States

Mission Statement

Church Divinity School of the Pacific is a graduate theological seminary and center of theological study of the Episcopal Church, and is a founding member of the ecumenical Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Responding to the challenges of contemporary society with the good news of Jesus Christ, CDSP is rooted in our Anglican identity and tradition, and provides quality theological education that integrates scholarship, reflection, worship, spirituality, and the practice of ministry.

Accreditation

Statement of Educational Effectiveness

Church Divinity School of the Pacific engages in regular self-evaluation to ensure that we are meeting our mission of equipping students to be effective lay and ordained leaders in the church and in the world.

The most significant practice, in which we engage to monitor effectiveness, is an annual review of assignments, activities, and work completed by students in core classes across the whole spectrum of the curriculum. Faculty members and outside readers assess how successfully students met the following outcomes:

  1. Broad knowledge of the theological disciplines and:
    1. Specific knowledge of the distinctive flavor and role of Anglicanism in social, historical, and theological perspective
    2. Knowledge of the different theological perspectives of the Christian tradition
  2. An integrated understanding of:
    1. The theological disciplines, and an ability to reflect theologically
    2. The relationship between theology and ministry.
  3. Beginning expertise in the arts of ministry: teaching, preaching, pastoring, leading worship, and encouraging the ministries of others.
  4. Growth in spiritual depth, moral integrity, and social concern.
  5. Capacity for ministerial and public leadership with awareness of the wide range of pastoral roles and skills.
  6. Enhanced sensitivity to multicultural realities as the context for ministry and an awareness of world religions.

Instructors use the results of these reviews to build on the successes of their teaching and advising, and to make refinements when there is room for improvements. The faculty reviews results together at their annual retreat to consider implications for the curriculum as a whole.

From Fall 2009 to Spring 2013, CDSP had the graduation rates and average completion times for the following degrees:

  • MDiv: 85.1% graduation rate, completed in an average of 3 years for those attending full time, and 4.75 years for those attending part time
  • MTS: 50% graduation rate, completed in an average of 2 years for those attending full time, and 4.5 years for those attending part time
  • DMin: 55.6% graduation rate, completed in an average of 3 years for those attending full time, and 6.5 years for those attending part time

Church Divinity School of the Pacific is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. The following degree programs are approved: MDiv, MTS, DMin.

CDSP also is approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program

The Commission contact information is:
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
USA
Telephone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510
Website: www.ats.edu

Gainful Employment Programs

This is a Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement by Church Divinity School of the Pacific for two of its programs, the Certificate of Anglican Studies (CAS) and the Certificate of Theological Studies (CTS).

For the Certificate of Anglican Studies:

Office of Post-Secondary Education ID: 00116500
CIP Code: 39.0602 Divinity/Ministry
Program Name: Certificate of Anglican Studies
Program Level: Graduate
Program Length: One nine-month academic year

The name and Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code for of each occupational training program:

21-2011.00 - Clergy
25-1126.00 - Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary

Here is a link to the Department of Labor's O-Net site to obtain occupation profile data using a SOC code, or a representative sample of SOC codes for graduates of its program:  http://www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/CIP?s=39.0602

Total 2012-13 program tuition and fees: $16,320
Total 2012-13 estimated cost for books and supplies for the entire program: $1,000*
Total annual room and board charges for living on campus: $12,375*

*These are the estimated costs calculated by the Financial Aid Office for determining a student's Cost of Attendance. Actual student costs vary.

Number of students completing the program between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013: 10
Number of students reported above completing with any student loan debt: 1

For privacy reasons, statistics for the following are reported only if 10 or more students completed the program during the award year:

Median Federal Student Aid Loan Debt Incurred by Students who completed the Program: $0
Median Private Loan Debt: $0
Median Debt from Institutional Financing Plans: $0

Program Completion:
For privacy reasons, statistics for the following are reported only if 10 or more students completed the program during the award year:

Number of Students Reported Above Who Completed the Program within the Normal Time Reported: 8

Job Placement:

The placement rate as determined under the institution's accrediting agency or State requirements, or the placement rate that will be determined in the future by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), must be reported by the institution: n/a

For the job placement rate reported above, enter the following information as context for the job placement rate:

Who is included? n/a
What type of job? n/a
When were they employed? n/a
How were graduates tracked? n/a
What agencies (state or accrediting), if any, is this rate reported to? n/a

For the Certificate of Theological Studies:

Office of Post-Secondary Education ID: 00116500
CIP Code: 39.0601 Theology
Program Name: Certificate of Theological Studies
Program Level: Graduate
Program Length: One nine-month academic year

The name and Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code for of each occupational training program:

21-2011.00 - Clergy
25-1126.00 - Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary

Here is a link to the Department of Labor's O-Net site to obtain occupation profile data using a SOC code, or a representative sample of SOC codes for graduates of its programs:  http://www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/CIP?s=39.0601&g+GO

Total 2012-13 program tuition and fees: $16,320
Total 2012-13 estimated cost for books and supplies for the entire program: $1,000*
Total annual room and board charges for living on campus: $12,375*

*These are the estimated costs calculated by the Financial Aid Office for determining a student's Cost of Attendance. Actual student costs vary.

Number of students completing the program between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013: 2
Number of students reported above completing with any student loan debt: 0

For privacy reasons, statistics for the following are reported only if 10 or more students completed the program during the award year:

Median Federal Student Aid Loan Debt Incurred by Students who completed the Program: n/a
Median Private Loan Debt: n/a
Median Debt from Institutional Financing Plans: n/a

Program Completion:

For privacy reasons, statistics for the following are reported only if 10 or more students completed the program during the award year:

Number of Students Reported Above Who Completed the Program within the Normal Time Reported: n/a

Job Placement:

The placement rate as determined under the institution's accrediting agency or State requirements, or the placement rate that will be determined in the future by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), must be reported by the institution: n/a

For the job placement rate reported above, enter the following information as context for the job placement rate:

Who is included? n/a
What type of job? n/a
When were they employed? n/a
How were graduates tracked? n/a
What agencies (state or accrediting), if any, is this rate reported to? n/a