Claremont School of Theology is fully accredited by both the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and The Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).
Claremont is also listed by the University Senate of The United Methodist Church as an approved theological school for the education of United Methodist clergy. The procedures for accreditation review are available from our accrediting associations.
Upcoming ATS Evaluation Visit, Fall 2023: Claremont School of Theology is hosting a comprehensive evaluation visit for reaffirmation of accreditation by the ATS Commission on Accrediting on October 16 through 19, 2023. 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@example.com at least two weeks before the visit. Comments may also or instead be sent in writing to CST’s Accreditation Liaison Officer, Maggie Froelich, firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments will be shared with the onsite evaluation committee.
The following degree programs are approved:
• Master of Divinity
• Master of Arts in Religion
• Master of Theological Studies
• Doctor of Ministry
• Doctor of Ministry in Practical Theology of Healing Reconciliation and Transformation [Korean DMin]
• Doctor of Philosophy in Practical Theology
• Doctor of Philosophy in Religion
• Doctor of Professional Counseling* (*Pending WSCUC Approval)
Comprehensive distance education program: Yes
Educational Effectiveness Statement
34% of M.A. graduates go on to doctoral studies, 21%, are in some form of ministry or religious/community leadership, including chaplaincy, and 26% work in education, non-profit organizations, and other professional careers.
89% of our Ph.D. graduates serve in faculty teaching roles, ordained ministry, or in related professions.
WASC Senior College and University Commission
1080 Marina Village Parkway
Alameda, CA 94501
Ph: (510) 748-9001
Fax: (510) 748-9797
The Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110
Ph: (412) 788-6505
Fax: (412) 788-6510