“As a consortium of six denominational seminaries, we offer a unique and diverse ecumenical community, where students can study with, and learn from, different denominations and graduate with a broader perspective.”
The Interdenominational Theological Center was chartered in 1958 through the mutual efforts of four seminaries that came together to form one school of theology, in cooperation as an ecumenical cluster. The collaborative later added two additional schools and today houses five seminaries and an ecumenical fellowship. ITC is the world’s only graduate theology program with this unique model that is exclusively African American but inclusive to all. all people.
The Sealantic Fund, established by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. to support theological education, was a major source of financial support. In 1959, there were 21 faculty members and 97 students in ITC. The new institution occupied the Gammon campus until its own facilities were completed in 1961.
The Interdenominational Theological Center is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award masters and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC).
ITC is also accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) to award masters and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Accrediting at 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1103 or call 412-788-6505 for questions about the accreditation of the Interdenominational Theological Center.
- Master of Divinity (M .Div.)
- Master of Arts in Christian Education (M.A.C.E.)
- Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.) – The D. Min. degree is offered through cooperation with the Atlanta Theological Association.
ITC is approved by the Georgia Department of Higher Education to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) establishes a state-level reciprocity process that will support the nation in its efforts to increase the educational attainment of its people by making state authorization.
Interdenominational Theological Center is very proud of our mission, origin and history that includes the Civil Rights Movement in the United States and the accomplishments and growth of the great denominations that came together to create “The ITC.” As a consortium of six denominational seminaries, we offer a unique and diverse ecumenical community, where students can study with, and learn from, different denominations and graduate with a broader perspective.