NACC certification requires a completed graduate-level Theological Degree in theology, divinity, religious studies, pastoral ministry, pastoral studies, or spirituality from an accredited1 academic institution.
NACC Education Collaborator Members
Graduate schools can choose to become Education Collaborator members of the NACC. You can be assured that these schools have degree programs that satisfy NACC requirements and that certified members of the NACC have received degrees from these programs/institutions:
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts)
Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, Illinois)
Creighton University (Omaha, Nebraska)
Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education (Bronx, New York)
Franciscan School of Theology at the University of San Diego (San Diego, California)
Gonzaga University (Spokane, Washington)
Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, California)
Loyola University New Orleans — Institute for Ministry (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Mount St. Joseph University (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine (Standish, Maine)
Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology (Saint Meinrad, Indiana)
Santa Clara University Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries (Santa Clara, California)
St. John’s School of Theology and Seminary (Collegeville, Minnesota)
St. Norbert College (DePere, Wisconsin)
University of Dallas — Neuhoff School of Ministry (Irving, Texas)
Villanova University (Villanova, Pennsylvania)
1 All schools listed above are accredited. You can find out if other educational institutions are accredited by going to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) website at: www.chea.org. If the institution shows an accreditation on this website, its accreditation is accepted by NACC.
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