Talbot School of Theology, the seminary of Biola University , is included within Biola University's accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Talbot is also a member of the Association of Theological Schools, the internationally recognized accrediting body of seminaries and schools of divinity in the United States and Canada.
Agencies of the United States Government which recognize the training given at Talbot include:
- The United States Department of Health Education and Welfare Office of Education
- The Chaplaincy Branches of the Army, Navy and Air Force. Full-time seminary students are eligible to apply for commissions as second lieutenants or ensigns in the chaplaincy branches of the Army, Air Force or Navy, with eight weeks of active duty training optional during the summer vacation. A course in chaplaincy orientation is offered by the department of Christian Ministry and Leadership.
- The Veterans Administration
- The United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service
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:
MDiv, MA in Christian Education, MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, MA in Christian Ministry and Leadership, MA, DMin, EdD, ThM, PhD (Christian Education)
The following extension sites are approved as specified:
Approved Degrees: MA
New York, NY
Approved for more than 50 percent of a degree program but not complete degrees
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