Accreditation and Association


Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

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

  • MDiv
  • MA
  • MA in Christian Ministries
  • MTS
  • MMin
  • DMin
  • Approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program

Upcoming Accreditation Visit
United Theological Seminary is hosting a comprehensive evaluation visit for reaffirmation of accreditation by the ATS Commission on Accrediting on March 18-21, 2024. The purpose of this visit is to verify that the school meets all applicable Commission Standards of Accreditation. Comments regarding how well the school meets those standards and/or generally demonstrates educational quality may be sent to [email protected] at least two weeks before the visit. Comments may also or instead be sent in writing to Karen Payne, Chief Marketing and Accreditation Officer for United Theological Seminary, [email protected]. All comments will be shared with the onsite evaluation committee.

For More Information

The Commission on Accrediting of The 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

United Theological Seminary is also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411
Phone: 800.621.7440 / 312.263.0456 | Fax: 312.263.7462 | Email: [email protected]


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 offers online ministry degree programs in every US state. Visit the link below for more information.

State Authorization for Distance Education

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