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
The following degree programs are approved by ATS:
ATS has also approved AGTS to offer a comprehensive distance education program:
Approved extension sites:*
*AGTS offers a limited number of courses at these locations. More about Continuing Education.
- Celebration, Florida
- Kirkland, Washington
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Phoenix, Arizona
- Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
- Sacramento, California
- Scotts Valley, California
The Higher Learning
The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary is accredited by The Higher Learning
Commission and a member of the North Central Association, the regional accrediting
agency of the North Central states.
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1413
Phone: (800) 621-7440
Statement of Educational Effectiveness
Endorsements, Approvals and Memberships
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.
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:
The Seminary retains memberships in many organizations, including:
- 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
- Approved by the United States Department of Justice,
Immigration and Naturalization Service to enroll nonimmigrant
- 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.
- 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
- the Missouri Association of Financial Aid Personnel
- Association of International Educators
- Missouri Library Association
- the National Association of College and University
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
- 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.
- 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.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 4:28 PM