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Accreditation and Membership



The Athenaeum of Ohio is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, 800-621-7440.

It also is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275, USA, 412-788-6505, Fax 412-788-6510, www.ats.edu.  The following degree programs are approved:  Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (discontinued), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Arts (Biblical Studies), Master of Arts (Catholic Studies), Master of Arts (Theology).

The Athenaeum is also authorized by the State of Ohio Board of Regents to grant these degrees.

The Athenaeum belongs to the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities. Through this institutional cooperation, any Athenaeum student enrolled in a degree program, who is at least a half-time student, may register at 18 other area colleges and universities for courses not readily available at the Athenaeum.

In addition, membership is held in the Major Seminary Department of the National Catholic Educational Association, the Midwest Association of Theological Seminaries and the National Association for Lay Ministry.

The Athenaeum is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students and is approved by the State of Ohio Approving Agency for Veterans' Training.

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