Accreditation Status Information

Nazarene Theological Seminary

Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved:

  • Master of Divinity Degree
  • Master of Arts in Christian Formation and Discipleship Degree
  • Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies Degree
  • Master of Arts (Theological Studies) Degree
  • Doctor of Ministry Degree
  • Approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program

STATES IN WHICH NTS IS AUTHORIZED TO OFFER ON-CAMPUS COURSES:

  • MISSOURI, on the main campus of Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City.  
  • MASSACHUSETTS, on the campus of Eastern Nazarene College, in Quincy.  NTS is authorized by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to offer the Master of Divinity.
  • OHIO, on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, in Mount Vernon.  NTS is authorized by the Board of Regents of the State of Ohio to offer the Master of Divinity.
  • OKLAHOMA, on the campus of Southern Nazarene University, in Bethany.  NTS is authorized by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to offer the Master of Divinity.
  • CALIFORNIA, on the campus of Point Loma Nazarene University, in San Diego. NTS is authorized by the California Bureau for Postsecondary Education to offer the Master of Divinity.

The Commission contact information is:
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
Website: www.ats.edu

NC-SARA

Nazarene Theological Seminary has been approved by the Missouri Department of Higher Education to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

Students may now take courses in a distance education format, as available, from any of these SARA-participating states. Distance education students who wish to file a complaint may do so using the Missouri SARA complaint procedure.

Nazarene Theological Seminary is also allowed to offer its degree programs via distance education by the following non-SARA state agencies:

  • CALIFORNIA: NTS is authorized by the California Bureau for Postsecondary Education to offer the Master of Divinity.
  • MASSACHUSETTS: NTS is authorized by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to offer the Master of Divinity.

Other Affiliations and Memberships

Nazarene Theological Seminary is also a member of the Kansas City Association of Theological Schools, a cooperative venture in theological education that includes Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Saint Paul School of Theology.