Accreditation Documents

Shepherds Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) to award the following degrees: 

Master of Divinity (MDiv)
Master of Arts [Biblical Literature & Languages] (MABLL)
Master of Arts in Church Ministry (MACM)
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)

For questions about the accreditation of Shepherds Theological Seminary, contact:
The Commission on Accrediting
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA; 15275
Telephone: 412-788-6505





Authorization to Grant Degrees

Degree programs of study offered by Shepherds Theological Seminary have been declared exempt from the requirements for licensure under the provisions of North Carolina General Statutes Section (G.S.) 116–15(d) with respect to religious education, as amended by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors’ policies. Exemption from licensure is not based upon any assessment of program quality under established licensing standards. After examination of our documents of application, the President of the University of North Carolina granted permission on November 23, 2003 to award degrees in religious education. In accordance with these statutory provisions, Shepherds Theological Seminary is authorized to grant the following degrees:

  • Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
  • Master of Arts in Church Ministry (M.A.C.M.)
  • Master of Arts in Biblical Literature and Languages (M.A.B.L.L.)
  • Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)
  • Doctor of Divinity Honoris Causis (D.D.)

Shepherds is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability [440 W Jubal Early Dr, Suite 100, Winchester, VA, 22601; 800-323-9473]