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Association of Theological Schools

In August of 2013, The Association of Theological Schools voted to to reaffirm accreditation of Meadville Lombard Theological School for a period of ten years, the longest term possible. Read the full release here.

Meadville Lombard Theological School 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:

  • MA in Leadership Studies
  • MDiv
  • MA (Religion)
  • DMin

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
Telephone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510

Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS)

Meadville Lombard along with 11 other theological schools in Chicago, is a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools.  ACTS membership allows Meadville Lombard students access to more than 300 faculty members, 1,000 courses, and excellent libraries in the Chicago area and suburbs

Unitarian Universalist Association

Meadville Lombard is one of two UU theological schools in North America with strong affiliations with the Unitarian Universalist Association, its Department of Ministry, and the UUA's Ministerial Fellowship Committee (MFC), which meets annually with students at the school.

International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF)

Meadville Lombard is an institutional member of the International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF). Historically, many students, alumni/ae, and faculty have served on the IARF/U.S. chapter board.


Meadville Lombard shares space with Spertus, a center for Jewish learning and culture.