The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved:
Approved for a comprehensive distance education program.
10 Summit Park Drive
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Statement of Educational Effectiveness
Sioux Falls Seminary’s role in the field of theological education is about more than preparing students for roles in the workplace. The mission of Sioux Falls Seminary is, instead, to equip servant leaders who engage the mission of Jesus Christ. More specifically, Sioux Falls Seminary strives to develop students for their unique callings.
The holistic development of students for service in the mission of God is a priority for Sioux Falls Seminary. Dedication to offering quality theological education is coupled with a focus on spiritual formation and an emphasis on learning across a lifetime of ministry.
Sioux Falls Seminary’s administration, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees take responsibility for overseeing quality assurance, academic integrity, and relevance of ministry training. Degree programs are measured by the extent to which students achieve and demonstrate learning outcomes. Learning outcomes, specific to each program, identify and measure academic and ministerial competencies.
Educational effectiveness is measured by the ability of students to succeed in ministry positions that are specific to their unique callings. This statement of educational effectiveness accounts for the mission of Sioux Falls Seminary in addition to the needs and desires of students.
Currently, Sioux Falls Seminary has approximately 1100 living alumni who are serving God and his mission in a variety of different contexts including the local church, counseling centers, hospitals, social service organizations, hospices, colleges and universities, schools, denominations, church networks, mission organizations, and more.
The vibrancy of Sioux Falls Seminary depends upon its ability to offer quality theological education that’s affordable, accessible, and relevant to those God has called to serve in his kingdom. The need to regularly monitor, evaluate, and enhance program offerings at Sioux Falls Seminary is taken seriously in order to ensure standards of excellence in academics and ministry service.
Questions and inquiries about the mission of Sioux Falls Seminary and its academic assessment and educational effectiveness efforts can addressed by calling 605.336.6588.
Average Time to Complete a Degree
(based on the 2011–2014 graduates)
Master of Divinity: 3.95 years
M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy: 2.35 years
M.A. in Counseling: 2.06 years
M.A. (Bible and Theology): 3.75 years
M.A. in Christian Leadership: 3.54 years
Placement in the Last Three Years
(based on the 2011–2013 graduates)
Not Placed: 0
Not Placed: 2
Not Placed: 0
Retention and Completion Rates
(for students in programs)
Download: Sioux Falls Seminary IPEDS Report