Public Comments

Saint Paul School of Theology is seeking comments from the public about the institution in preparation for its comprehensive evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.  The institution will host a visit on September 19-20, 2016 with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission.  Saint Paul has been accredited by the Commission since 1976.  The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the school to:
Public Comment on Saint Paul School of Theology
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments to the Commission’s website at www.ncahlc.org.

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.  Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by  August 19, 2016.

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 Saint Paul: Church of the Resurrection campus, Saint Paul: Oklahoma City University campus, and via distance education.

Higher Learning Commission
230 S. LaSalle St., 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 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

NC-SARA Approved Institution
Saint Paul School of Theology has been approved by the Kansas Board of Regents to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.  NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

Students may now take courses in a distance education format, as available, from any of these SARA-participating states.
Distance education students who wish to file a complaint may do so using the Kansas Board of Regents’ SARA complaint procedure.

Saint Paul is also allowed to offer its degree programs via distance education by the following non-SARA state agencies:

Florida Department of Education

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.