Sponsor, Charter, Approvals, & Accreditation
The Seminary is sponsored by the Church of God headquartered in Cleveland, Tennessee and operates under a charter of incorporation from the state of Tennessee and Bradley County. The School and its programs are approved by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. The Seminary is also approved by the State Approving Agency for the training of eligible persons under the terms of the Veterans Education Benefits, and is authorized under Federal law to enroll international students.
The Pentecostal Theological Seminary is accredited on all campuses by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Master of Arts in Church Ministries, Master of Arts in Counseling, Master of Arts in Discipleship and Christian Formation, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry 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 the Pentecostal Theological Seminary.
The Pentecostal Theological Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS – 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1103: Telephone number 412-788-6505; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> ) to offer the Master of Divinity (M.Div.), the Master of Arts in Discipleship and Christian Formation (MADCF), the Master of Arts in Church Ministries (MACM), the Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC), Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MACMHC), the Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.), and the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degrees on the main campus in Cleveland. The Seminary is approved by ATS to offer the M.A.C.M. and Master of Arts in Counseling degrees at extension sites in Puerto Rico and California. Among these degree programs, the Seminary is also approved to offer fully online the following degree programs: MADCF, MACM, MTS, MAC, and MACMHC. Students or other persons may contact the Southern Association of Colleges or the Board of Commissioners of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) for information on the Seminary’s accreditation by calling the phone numbers listed.