Accreditation and Association

Accreditation

United Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved:

State Authorization for Distance Education

The Commission Contact Information

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association
of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada

10 Summit Park Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15275 USA
Phone: 412.788.6505 | Fax: 412.788.6510 | Website: www.ats.edu

Public Comments Requested for 2017 Reaccreditation Visit

United will be hosting an evaluation visit on March 27-30, 2017, for reaffirmation of accreditation with the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools. The purpose of this visit is to review how well the school is fulfilling its educational mission in light of the Commission’s Standards of Accreditation. In preparation for this visit, we invite any interested party to submit any substantive comments — positive or negative — on how well we are fulfilling our mission in light of these standards. Please email your comments (with your name, title and address) at least one week before the visit to either of the following contacts:
 

Karen Payne
Chief Strategy, Administration and Assessment Officer,
United Theological Seminary
kepayne@united.edu

Joshua Reinders
Administrative Assistant for Accrediting,
ATS Commission on Accrediting
reinders@ats.edu
 

 


United Theological Seminary is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Public Comments Requested for 2017 Reaccreditation Visit

United Theological Seminary is seeking comments from the public about the seminary in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. United will host this visit on Feb. 13-14, 2017, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. United has been accredited by the Commission since 1975. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation.
 
Comments should address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs, must be in writing and submitted by Jan. 13, 2017, to:
 
Public Comment on United Theological Seminary
The Higher Learning Commission
230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
Comments may also be submitted on the Commission website at: www.hlcommission.org/HLC-Institutions/third-party-comment.html


Association

United Theological Seminary is one of thirteen United Methodist seminaries in the United States and is listed by the University Senate of the denomination as an approved theological school for the education of United Methodist clergy.

United Theological Seminary is a participating member in the Southwestern Ohio Council of Higher Education.