Accreditation

The Graduate Theological Foundation is an ecumenical and interreligious 501 (c)(3) non-profit educational foundation chartered by the State of Indiana. This charter provides that the GTF may offer programs and grant degrees in areas of ministry.  The GTF also engages in the sponsorship of research, publishing of monographs and awarding of grants and fellowships.  The Graduate Theological Foundation does not hold accreditation from a Department of Education approved accrediting agency.
 
All GTF degree programs are designed for advanced learning that is self-improving and motivational in nature for fully credentialed professionals in ministry whose common concern is the development of leadership for congregations and communities. 
 
The Graduate Theological Foundation asserts that the academic integrity of an institution can be measured by the credentials of its faculty, the affiliations it holds, and the academic and professional accomplishments of its students and alumni.  Information on each of these areas may be found by visiting the following pages: 
Note:  The Graduate Center for Pastoral Logotherapy, of the Graduate Theological Foundation, is accredited by the Viktor Frankl Institute, Vienna.  To read more about this accreditation, please visit this link
 
For additional information on accreditation, you can click on the following link which will take you to the U.S. Department of Education’s accreditation statement.   A quote from this page regarding the Database of Accredited Programs and Institutions is as follows, “The database does not include a number of postsecondary educational institutions and programs that elect not to seek accreditation but nevertheless may provide a quality postsecondary education. The U.S. Department of Education recommends that the database be used as one source of qualitative information and that additional sources of qualitative information be consulted.”  
http://www2.ed.gov/print/admins/finaid/accred/accreditation.html