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Seminary Accreditation

Association of Theological Schools (ATS)

Saint Paul School of Theology (SPST) is an accredited seminary, recognized by the Association of Theological Schools. If you’d like to learn more about our path to accreditation, contact the Commission on Accrediting at 412-788-6505 or visit www.ats.edu. Additional contact information is listed to the right.

The following theology 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 offered at our Saint Paul: Kansas campus, our Saint Paul: Oklahoma campus, and via distance education.

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

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Additionally, 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: Kansas campus, our Saint Paul: Oklahoma campus, and via distance education.

For more information on our United Methodist Seminary accreditation status, you may review the Public Disclosure Notice or contact the Higher Learning Commission (right).

Higher Learning Commission
230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
800-621-7440

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

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.

To file a consumer complaint against a KANSAS postsecondary institution

Please complete the Kansas online complaint form and upload all associated documents to https://www.kansasregents.org/academic_affairs/private_out_of_state/complaint_process or send the completed form and attached documents to:

Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 520
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1368
785-430-4240
OR
FAX the forms and documents to: 888-975-8313

To file a consumer complaint against an OKLAHOMA postsecondary institution

Please go to https://www.okhighered.org/current-college-students/complaints.shtml  and complete the online official student complaint form.

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Contact Information:

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research Parkway, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
405.225.9100
communicationsdepartment@osrhe.edu

Other Affiliations and Memberships

Saint Paul School of Theology is approved for listing 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.

Saint Paul School of Theology Institutional Contact

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

Dr. Jeanne Hoeft
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care, and Franklin and Louise Cole Associate Professor in Town and Country Ministries.
jhoeft@spst.edu
913-253-5019

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