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2011 Self Study for Reaccreditation

The Association of Theological Schools

The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary is accredited by The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in the United States and Canada

10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1103
Phone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510
Website: www.ats.edu

The following degree programs are approved by ATS:

ATS has also approved AGTS to offer a comprehensive distance education program:

Degrees approved:

Approved extension sites:*

  • Celebration, Florida
  • Kirkland, Washington
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
  • Sacramento, California
  • Scotts Valley, California
*AGTS offers a limited number of courses at these locations. More about Continuing Education.

The Higher Learning Commission

The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, the regional accrediting agency of the North Central states.

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1413
Phone: (800) 621-7440

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

Statement of Educational Effectiveness 

Our accrediting bodies require AGTS to publish a statement regarding our educational effectiveness. For example, The Commission on Accrediting for the Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada (ATS)  has an Education Standard (ES6) which in part reads, “Assessment of student learning requires schools to be able to demonstrate the extent to which students have achieved the various goals of the degree programs they have completed as well as indicators of program effectiveness, such as the percentage of students who complete the program and the percentage of graduates who find placement appropriate to their vocational intention and theological education."

All degree programs at AGTS have evaluative processes to measure student learning which are assessed on an annual basis. Seventy percent of students who enroll in degree programs at AGTS graduate within five years of beginning their studies. Of graduates from the counseling program who take the National Counseling Exam, 96 percent pass on their first or second try.

Endorsements, Approvals and Memberships

Since its inception in 1972, the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary has consistently demonstrated its concern for excellence and accountability as evidenced by the endorsement, approval or membership in the following agencies:

  • Endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education of The General Council of the AG.
  • Approved by the AG Chaplaincy Department. The seminary’s resident M.Div. degree program satisfies the academic requirements for the chaplaincy.
  • Listed in the United States Higher Education Directory.
  • Approved by the United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.
  • Authorized by the Missouri State Department of Education to grant scholastic degrees.
  • Approved by the Veterans Administration for the education of veterans under the G.I. Bill of Rights.
The Seminary retains memberships in many organizations, including:
  • American Theological Library Association
  • Missouri Library Network Corporation
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • the National Association of Evangelicals
  • the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • the Missouri Association of Financial Aid Personnel
  • Association of International Educators
  • Missouri Library Association
  • the National Association of College and University Business Office

Compliance With Federal Laws and Regulations

The Seminary employs, advances, admits, and treats in its employment and educational programs, all persons without regard to their race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, handicap, or status as a veteran. The administration has taken such steps as it deems reasonable to

  1. Comply with the nondiscriminatory requirements of the Internal Revenue Service, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, Title IX of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  2. Publicize these nondiscriminatory policies of the Seminary and to take such action as may be deemed necessary to comply with the requirements pertaining to such policies, including those specifically relating to record-keeping, facilities, programs, and scholarships. The Board of Directors has directed the administration to take such reasonable steps as are necessary to preserve the federal tax exemption status of the institution and to meet the requirements of Titles VI, VII, and IX, consistent with religious policies and philosophy of the Seminary. The Seminary complies with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Public Law 92-380. Inquiries regarding compliance with the above nondiscriminatory policies should be sent to the Director of Business.

Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2015 9:15 PM

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