Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Saint Paul School of Theology is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to offer the following degree programs:

  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)
  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM)
  • Master of Arts (Theological Studies) [MA(TS)]
  • Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

These programs are approved for offering at our SPST: Church of the Resurrection campus, SPST: Oklahoma City University campus, and via distance education.

Saint Paul’s next comprehensive evaluation visit from HLC is scheduled for September 19-20, 2016.

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
800-621-7440

Association of Theological Schools (ATS)

Saint Paul School of Theology is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools.  Their contact information is listed below.

10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275 USA
Phone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510
Website: www.ats.edu

The following degree programs are approved by the Commission on Accrediting:

  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)
  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM)
  • Master of Arts (Theological Studies) [MA(TS)]
  • Doctor of Ministry (DMin) 

These programs are approved for offering at our SPST: Church of the Resurrection campus, SPST: Oklahoma City University campus, and via distance education.

Institutional Contact:
For questions or to review the institution’s accreditation documents, please contact :

Jayme Lawlor
Assessment and Compliance Coordinator
jayme.lawlor@spst.edu
913-253-5055

State Agency Approvals

Saint Paul School of Theology is approved to offer its degree programs by the following state authorization agencies:

Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1368
(785) 296-3421

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research Parkway, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
(405) 225-9100

Saint Paul is allowed to offer its degree programs via distance education (either by exemption, approval, or no requirement to register) by the following state agencies:

Idaho State Board of Education
Illinois Board of Higher Education
Kansas Board of Regents
Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Other Affiliations and Memberships

Saint Paul School of Theology is approved by the University Senate of The United Methodist Church as one of 13 United Methodist seminaries in the country.

Saint Paul is also a member of the Kansas City Association of Theological Schools, a cooperative venture in theological education that includes Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Nazarene Theological Seminary.