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Accreditation

The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, the embedded seminary of Evangel University, is included within Evangel University’s accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. AGTS is also a member of The Association of Theological Schools (ATS), the internationally recognized accrediting body of seminaries and schools of divinity in the United States and Canada.

AGTS was accredited by the NCA in 1978. After a series of five-year visits based on the seminary’s need to address what NCA considered to be important issues of governance and control, it granted a ten-year reaffirmation in 1992. In the same year, the Seminary became an accredited member of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS). A joint visit by both accrediting associations occurred during March 2001, and another joint visit in 2011 resulted in a positive ten-year affirmation. After the consolidation with Central Bible College and Evangel University in 2013, the ATS visited the campus and extended AGTS’ accreditation until 2023.

ATS has approved the following degree programs:

  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Leadership and Ministry
  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies
  • Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies
  • Master of Theology
  • Master of Pastoral Leadership
  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Doctor of Applied Intercultural Studies
  • PhD in Intercultural Studies
  • PhD in Biblical Interpretation and Theology

ATS has also approved the following extension sites* as specified:

Kirkland, Washington
Approved Degrees: MA in Christian Ministries, DMin

Sacramento, California
Approved Degrees: Master of Leadership and Ministry

*AGTS offers a limited number of courses at these locations.

Contact Information:

The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
The Commission on Accrediting
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1103
Phone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510
Website: www.ats.edu

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1413
Phone: (800) 621-7440
Website: hlcommission.org

Exchange Programs:

The Seminary maintains fraternal or exchange agreements with certain schools internationally, including but not limited to:

In addition, we partner with several schools in the United States to offer graduate credit for those unable to relocate to our main campus.