Public Information Page
 This page provides a convenient list of the information that is available from a variety of sources. It is our hope that students, prospective students, and others will find this resource helpful as they make enrollment or other decisions.
Much of the information may be found in the Catalog and the Student Guide. The following list is intended as a helpful means of summarizing the most frequently asked questions and linking to the appropriate source of information.

Accreditation  - Agencies that Accredit, Approve or License the Seminary. Bangor Theological Seminary is accredited by:

  • Maine Board of Education
  • The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
  • The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved:
    Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Arts (M.A.), Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.).

    The following extension sites are approved as specified:
    Portland, Maine
    Approved Degrees: M.Div., M.A., D.Min.

    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

Institutional Effectiveness - Bangor Theological Seminary is a commuter school with campuses in Portland and Bangor, Maine.  BTS graduates service congregations in northern New England and throughout the United States.  Our students service United Church of Christ, United Methodist, Episcopalian, Unitarian Universalist, and American Baptists congregations.

BTS students generally take courses part-time while continuing regular employment, which is reflected the amount of time required to complete degree programs.

Time to Complete Degree

Master of Arts Graduates*
2-3 years - 8%
3-4 years - 34%
4+ years - 58%

Master of Divinity Graduates*
3-4 years - 28%
4-5 years - 23%
5+ years - 49%

* - for graduating classes 2009-2011

Completion/Graduation Rates - In accordance with the Student's Right to Know Act, schools must report the completion/graduation rates of their full-time, first-time undergraduates after six years of enrollment. This information is available upon request from the Registrar. Note: As a graduate institution, these statistics are not an accurate representation of the entire student body.


Degrees - Degrees and Programs offered by BTS

Drug Awareness and Prevention - Information detailing the Drug Free School and Workplace Policy is found in the Student Guide and the Catalog. For more information contact the Office of the Dean of Students.

Facilities - Physical Facilities that Relate to Academic Programs

Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities
BTS provides accommodations and services to ensure equal access to education as intended by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For more information contact the Office of the Dean of Students.

Faculty - Faculty and Instructional Personnel

FERPA- A student's rights with respect to their educational records are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).  At its discretion Bangor Theological Seminary may provide Directory Information in accordance with the provisions of FERPA.

Directory Information is that which would generally not be considered harmful to the student, or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. The complete FERPA policy is found in the Student Guide.

Financial Aid - Financial Assistance Available to Students at BTS

Refunds - BTS Refund Policy

Returning Federal Aid - Requirements For Returning Title IV Aid

Security - Annual Security Report For Enrolled and Prospective Students and Employees.  The BTS Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on or near each campus. The Student Guide also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.

Withdrawal - Requirements and Procedures For Withdrawing from the Seminary.


Contacts For Further Questions  

Bangor Theological Seminary Publications are available at each campus or from:

Bonnie Wright
Bangor Theological Seminary
159 State St
Portland ME 04101
207-774-5212 x201

A summary of the most recent audited financial statement is available from:

Business Office
Bangor Theological Seminary
Two College Circle
PO Box 411
Bangor ME 04402-0411
207-942-6781 x118

Questions regarding academic or student service policies should be directed to the Academic Dean:

Dr. Steven Lewis
Academic Dean
207-942-6871 x139