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2023-2024 Academic Catalog (download here)

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Official Transcript Requests

Welcome to Trinity Anglican Seminary’s official transcript request service. Official transcripts may be requested 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your payment is secure using Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, or Discover®. Your official transcript can be sent electronically or by mail. 

Official transcripts are released only after any balance owed is paid. If you receive a message that your transcript is being held for payment, contact Student Billing at 724.266.3838 x 201.

Fees

  • $10 per transcript
  • Further cost options are available at the transcript request site.

 

Unofficial Transcript

Active students and recent graduates can access and print unofficial transcripts on Campus Café. Instructions for using Campus Café can be found on the Student Portal or by emailing the Registrar’s Office at registrar@tsm.edu.

Accreditation & Memberships

Trinity Anglican Seminary is 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:

MDiv, MAR, DMin, STM

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

View Trinity’s ATS Profile

Below is a list of some of the professional organizations in which Trinity holds a membership.

Memberships

  • Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion
  • Seminaries of the Episcopal Church
  • The International Association for Continuing Education and Training
  • The Association of Doctor of Ministry Educators
  • The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (Charter Member)
  • The American Theological Library Association

Policy for Complaints concerning Academic Matters

If a student would like to submit a formal complaint about any of Trinity’s academic programs, they are encouraged to submit it in writing to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Rev. Dr. Brad Roderick.  

They may also elect to write to the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in the United States and Canada.  As stated in the ATS Procedures, Policies, and Bylaws (p. 29):

The Commission has an obligation to the various publics it serves to give responsible consideration to complaints that may be made against any accredited school. The Board of Commissioners maintains policies and procedures for reviewing and responding to complaints. The complaint must be filed in writing, together with substantial documentation, as appropriate for the circumstance. The Board of Commissioners will determine if the complaint has standing with reference to any membership criterion or Standards of Accreditation of the Commission. If the complaint has standing, the Board of Commissioners will conduct an investigation. The Board of Commissioners will communicate its conclusions and actions to the institution and the party raising the complaint. The Board of Commissioners assumes no responsibility for or obligation to adjudicate individual grievances.

All letters to the Commission should be addressed to:

The Association of Theological Schools
in the United States and Canada
The Commission on Accrediting
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15275-1110

 Policy for Academic Complaints

North Carolina Students

Degree programs of study offered by Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry have been declared by the appropriate state authority exempt from the requirements for licensure under provisions of North Carolina General Statues Section (G.S.) 116-15 (d) for exemption from licensure with respect to religious education. Exemption from licensure is not based upon assessment of program quality under established licensing standards.

The State Authorization Unit of the University of North Carolina System Office serves as the official state entity to receive complaints concerning post-secondary institutions authorized to operate in North Carolina. If students are unable to resolve a complaint through the institution’s grievance procedures, they can review the Student Complaint Policy (PDF) and submit their complaint using the online complaint form at Student Complaints Site

For more information, contact:

North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints

223 S. West Street, Suite 1800

Raleigh, NC 27603

(919) 962-4550

To file a complaint with the Consumer Protection Division of the North Carolina Department of Justice, please visit The State Attorney General’s web page at: NCDOJ site. North Carolina residents may call (877) 566-7226. Outside of North Carolina, please call (919) 716-6000. En Espanol (919) 716-0058. If you choose to mail a complaint, please use the following address:

Consumer Protection Division

Attorney General’s Office

Mail Service Center 9001

Raleigh, NC 27699-9001

Educational Effectiveness

Trinity Anglican Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in the United States and Canada, which requires that all member schools report on their educational effectiveness regarding graduation and placement rates of their students. Below, you will find information related to our students’ graduation and placement rates. Graduation rates and placement information for the past two years are displayed below. 

 

Questions about this statement may be addressed to our Registrar (registrar@tsm.edu)

Class of 2023

Master of Divinity

  • The number of graduates was 13
  • 10 graduates are in vocational placement
  • 2 graduates’ placement is currently unknown
  • 1 graduate is seeking further education

Master of Arts in Religion

  • The number of graduates was 11
  • 9 graduates are in vocational placement 
  • 2 graduates’ placement is currently unknown

Master of Sacred Theology

  • The number of graduates was 2
  • 1 graduate is in vocational placement  
  • 1 graduate is seeking further education

Master of Divinity:

  • The number of graduates was 9
  • 8 graduates are in vocational placement
  • 1 graduate’s placement is currently unknown

Master of Arts in Religion:

  • The number of graduates was 11
  • 5 graduates are in vocational placement 
  • 2 graduates are seeking further education
  • 4 graduates’ placement is currently unknown

Master of Sacred Theology:

  • The number of graduates was 2
  • 1 graduate is in a vocational placement  
  • 1 graduate is seeking further education

Master of Divinity:

  • The number of graduates was 16 
  • 11 graduates are in vocational placement
  •   3 graduates are seeking further education
  •   2 graduates’ placement is currently unknown

Master of Arts in Religion:

  • The number of graduates was 11
  • 5 graduates are in vocational placement 
  • 1 graduate is in a non-vocational workplace
  • 5 graduates’ placement is currently unknown

Master of Sacred Theology:

  • The number of graduates was 3
  • 2 graduates are in vocational placement 
  • 1 graduate’s placement is currently unknown

Master of Divinity:

  • The number of graduates was 19
  • 16 graduates are in vocational placement
  • 1 graduate is in a non-vocational workplace
  • 1 graduate is seeking a vocational placement
  • 1 graduate is seeking further education

Master of Arts in Religion:

  • The number of graduates was 17
  • 11 graduates are in vocational placement 
  • 3 graduates are in a non-vocational workplace
  • 3 graduates’ placement is currently unknown
Master of Sacred Theology:
  • The number of graduates was 2
  • 2 students are in vocational placement 

Master of Divinity:

  • The number of graduates was 19
  • 16 are in vocational placement
  • 1 graduate was seeking a vocational placement
  • 2 graduates’ placement is unknown

Master of Arts in Religion:

  • The number of graduates was 18
  • 6 graduates are in vocational placement
  • 1 graduate was seeking a vocational placement  
  • 1 graduate is in a non-vocational workplace
  • 2 graduates were seeking further education
  • 8 graduates’ placement is unknown
Master of Sacred Theology:
  • The number of graduates was 3
  • 2 graduates are in vocational placement
  • 1 graduate’s placement was unknown

COVID-19 Reporting

Created: Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Last Updated: July 7th, 2022

 

Trinity Anglican Seminary signed and returned certification with the U.S. government allowing access to funding to help students fund COVID-19 related expenses. Trinity received a total of $13,737 of which regulation requires at least 50 percent be given directly to students. Trinity decided the entire $13,737 will go to students in the form of emergency grants.

 

Trinity has approximately 33 students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. However, less than 10 students applied for COVID-19 emergency funding. To solicit applications, the Dean of Students directly e-mailed all eligible current students and invited applications. To determine award amounts, students self-reported their need and were awarded accordingly. Less than 10 students were awarded grants from the $13,737. We will continue to update this information every 45 days per federal regulation.

 

Update:
The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) was established as part of the CARES Act. The school has applied for and received a grant from this fund. In order to show transparency concerning our use of this grant, we are posting this report which shows our usage of the grant funds for the periods below.

 

HEERF Quarterly Reports

[1] 2020 – 3rd Quarter Report (September 30, 2020) (link)

[2] 2020 – 4th Quarter Report (December 31, 2020) (link)

[3] 2021 – 1st Quarter Report (March 31, 2021) (link)

[4] 2021 – 2nd Quarter Report (June 30, 2021) (link)

[5] 2021 – 3rd Quarter Report (September 30, 2021) (link)

[6] 2021 – 4th Quarter Report (December 31, 2021) (link)

[7] 2022 – 1st Quarter Report (March 31, 2022) (link)

[8] 2022 – 2nd Quarter Report (June 30, 2022) (link)

 

HEERF Yearly Reports

[1] 2020 (link)

[2] 2021 (link)

[3] 2022 (link)

 

Public quarterly reports will remain online for a period of at least three years after the submission of the last annual performance report in accordance with 2 CFR § 200.334.

Trinity’s purpose statement is: “Forming Christian leaders for mission.” Academics plays a major role in this formation, but what does that mean, exactly?

Forming: We are a graduate school, imparting knowledge, developing skills and shaping character in readiness for the challenges of Christian ministry.

Christian: Trinity offers a discipleship intensive, an immersion in prayer and the word of God, in readiness to enter into the Lord’s service wherever He might call them.

Leaders: Professors at Trinity engage students in officer training in preparation for significant leadership responsibilities among the soldiers of Christ (2 Tim 2:3), getting ready for the return of the King.

For mission: We prepare faithful witnesses to the gospel, ready to plant churches, build churches and grow churches, to fulfil the Great Commission (Matt 28:18ff).

One of Trinity’s core values is that we hold high standards of excellence in teaching and scholarship, believing that these will further both personal maturity and practical effectiveness in mission. At the heart of a Trinity education is biblical theology – a concern for the overall theological message of the Bible – that shapes an evangelical, missional worldview. The integration of theology with worldview equips our students to be ready to engage in gospel ministry in whatever cultural context they find themselves – in their neighborhood or halfway around the world.

We are a gospel centered, global learning community that embraces both on campus and distance students, formal degree seeking students and lifelong learners. Anyone pursuing a Master’s degree or diploma may take one credit course to check us out before having to apply to a program of study. Not interested in a degree? Check out discipleship and ministry programs for specially-designed continuing and lay education programs in our Extension Ministries section of the web site.