The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is a Private Not-for-Profit institution accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 3033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at, to award associate, baccalaureate, Masters, and doctoral degrees (Level V).

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is also 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:

MA in Discipleship and Family Ministry, MDiv, MA in Christian Education, MA in Leadership, MA in Youth and Family Ministry, MA in Missiology, MA in Biblical Counseling, MA in Church Ministries, MA in Worship Leadership, MCM, MA (Theological Studies), DMin, DEdMin, EdD, DMiss, ThM, and PhD.

The seminary is approved for comprehensive distance education and the following extension centers are approved to offer 50% or more of an approved degree:

Auburn, AL: Lakeview Baptist Church, 1600 E. Glenn Avenue, Auburn, AL 36830

New England: New England Baptist Convention Building, 87 Lincoln Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Chicago, IL: College Church, 332 East Seminary Avenue, Wheaton, Illinois 60187

Columbia, MD: Baptist Mission Resource Center, 10255 Old Columbia Road, Columbia, MD 21046-1716

East TN (Knoxville): First Baptist Church, 2085 Simpson Road East, Lenoir City, TN 37772

Greenville, SC: The Church at Cherrydale, 401 State Park Road, Greenville, SC 29609

Jackson, TN: Union University, 1050 Union University Drive, Jackson, TN   38305

Nashville, TN: 6550 Carothers Pkwy, 1st Floor, Franklin, TN   37067

New York, NY: Metropolitan New York Baptist Assoc. Office Building, 3rd Floor, 236 W. 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023

Northwest Arkansas: Cross Church, 1709 Johnson Road, Springdale, AR 72762

Washington, DC: Capitol Hill Baptist Church, 525 A Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

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, USA
Telephone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510

The seminary is also an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, Virginia, 20190-5248, telephone: 703-437-0700, at:

The seminary is licensed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (1024 Capital Center Dr., Frankfort, Kentucky, 40601, telephone: 502-573-1555).