Accreditation, Affiliations, and Approvals


Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


CBTS is a member of the American Association of Christian Colleges and Seminaries (AACCS), the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Theological Library Association (SEPTLA).


The Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has approved Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary to grant the Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Theology (Th.M.), Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), Doctor of Divinity (D.D.), Master of Arts (Theological Studies) (M.A.T.S.), and Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (M.A.C.M.) degrees. All degrees are issued upon successful completion of degree requirements, faculty recommendation, and the approval of the Board of Trustees.

Calvary is recognized by the United States Armed Forces Chaplains Board as a designated institution for the training of religious military personnel. Graduates of Calvary's Master of Divinity program are recognized by the Chaplains Board as graduating from a qualifying educational institution.

Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary is an approved Act 48 provider under the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The seminary is able to report students' coursework toward the continuing professional education requirements of Pennsylvania's Act 48 teacher certification guidelines. Pennsylvania certified teachers are encouraged to see whether studies at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary might be an appropriate fit for their continuing education interests.

The seminary is recognized by the Canada Revenue Ministry for tax purposes.