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, MA in Children’s and Family Ministry, MA in College Ministry, MA in Women’s Leadership, MA in Worship Leadership and Church 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, MA in Christian School Administration, MCM, Master of Music, MA (Theological Studies), DMin, DEdMin, EdD, DMiss, DMA, Doctor of Music Ministry, ThM, 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

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

Chicago, IL:
Evanston Baptist Church
1601 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201

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:

Edwards Road Baptist Church
1050 Edwards Road
Greenville, SC 29615

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
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).