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Westminster's accreditation
Westminster's accreditation
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Written by Jackie Gober
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We are proud of the exceptional academic standing of Westminster Theological Seminary. 

Westminster can Grant Degrees

Under a charter from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted in 1930 and subsequently amended, the Seminary has the power to grant the degrees of Master of Arts in Counseling, Master of Arts (Theological Studies), Master of Arts (Religion), Master of Divinity, Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Philosophy. 

Degrees are granted upon recommendation of the faculty and by the authority of the board of trustees.

Westminster is Accredited 

Westminster is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Westminster’s accreditation status is a non-compliance warning. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on June 22, 2023 was to warn the institution. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education can be contacted at 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801, telephone: (267) 284-5011, website:

The Seminary is also accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, which is the national accrediting agency for theological schools in the United States and Canada. 

The following degree programs of the Seminary are approved: MDiv, MAR, MAC, MATS, DMin, ThM, PhD. The following extension site is approved as specified: London, United Kingdom. 

The following degree program is approved at the London extension site: ThM. 

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada can be contacted at:
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Telephone: (412) 788-6505
Fax: (412)788-6510

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