Westminster Seminary California is a fully accredited school of theology at the graduate level, authorized by the state of California to grant graduate theological degrees upon recommendation of the faculty and by the authority of the WSC Board of Trustees.
Westminster Seminary California is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, 510/748.9001).
The Seminary is also accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15275, 412/788.6505) which has approved the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree and Master of Arts (M.A.) degree programs.
ATS and WASC are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. WSC is approved for the Veterans Administration’s educational benefits and the Department of Education's Title IV Direct Student Loan Program. WSC is also certified by the Department of Homeland Security to enroll students in F-1 visa status through the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).
Westminster Seminary California school admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. The seminary is a distinctively and pervasively Christian community of scholars dedicated to the preparation of men and women for service to Christ and his church. The Seminary Board and faculty understand the criteria for the gospel ministry set down in Scripture as limiting candidacy for the gospel ministry to qualified males. Because the Master of Divinity program is designed to prepare candidates for official pastoral ministry, only men are admitted to the M.Div. degree program. Women as well as men receive gifts and callings from God to serve in various non-ordained ministries. Therefore, women and men are encouraged to enroll in the Master of Arts programs.