Statement of Accreditation

Perkins School of Theology is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.  

10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275 USA
Telephone: 412-788-6505 Fax: 412-788-6510

The following degree programs are approved by the Commission on Accrediting: Master of Divinity, Master of of Arts in Ministry, Master of Sacred Music, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Pastoral Music.

Southern Methodist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southern Methodist University.

The instructional sites of the Houston-Galveston Extension Program (Houston, TX) are approved by SACSCOC.

Perkins School of Theology is approved by the University Senate of The United Methodist Church for continued listing as an academic institution affiliated with the denomination. This official affiliation means that the University Senate has determined that Perkins School of Theology meets criteria established by the church for formal approval. These criteria, described in The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, include institutional integrity, well-structured programs, sound management, and clearly defined Church relationships. The approval of Perkins for continued listing was renewed in 2012 for a term of ten years.