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Member Schools

Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University

1300 Eagle Road
St. Davids, PA 19087
p: 610-896-5000
f: 610-649-3834
Member Status: 
Accredited
Denomination: 
American Baptist Churches USA
Member School Representatives:
President:
Ronald A Matthews
610-341-5890
Dean and Templeton Chair of Christian Service through Entrepreneurship:
F. David Bronkema
610-225-5068
Commission Staff Liaison: 
Elsie Miranda
Fall 2018 Data:
Enrollment: 
229 (147.7 FTE)
Faculty Full Time FTE: 
6
Faculty Part Time FTE: 
3.3
Total Faculty FTE: 
9.3
Approved Degrees: 
DMin, Master of Practical Theology, MDiv, MTS (discontinued)
Ripley, WV
Approved Degrees: MDiv, DMin
Approved for Comprehensive Distance Education: 
yes
Year of Initial Accreditation: 
1954
Year-term of Last Comprehensive Evaluation Visit: 
2016-fall
Year-term of Next Comprehensive Evaluation Visit: 
2023-fall
Year-term (subject) of next focused visit: 
2019-fall (Various Issues)
Year-month (subject) of next report back(s): 
2022-11 (Exception to Degree Program Requirement), 2022-11 (Exception to Degree Program Requirement)
Accreditation Notes: 
In June 2019, the Board of Commissioners approved an exception to residency requirements, thereby allowing the school to offer the MDiv and Master of Practical Theology completely online.