Preparing believers in Jesus Christ for Christian ministry since 1937


State Authorization

Faith Theological Seminary has its own independent Board of Directors and is a Delaware non-profit corporation under Internal Revenue Service code of 1986, as amended, section 501(c)(3) and section 170 of the code.

State Approval

Faith Theological Seminary is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) as an In-State Degree Granting Institution, COMAR 13B.02.02, and the Maryland State Plan for Postsecondary Education.

The following programs are approved:

Program nameAward levelHEGISCIP
ReligionBachelor of Arts Degree1510-0038.0201
DivinityMaster's Degree2301-0039.0602
MinistryDoctorate Degree2301-0139.0601
TheologyDoctorate Degree4950-0239.0601

National Accreditation

Faith Theological Seminary is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian College and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Rd., Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: (434) 525-9539; e-mail:] having been awarded Accreditation as a Category IV institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission in April 2015. This status is effective for a period of five years.

As a Category IV institution, Faith Theological Seminary is approved by TRACS to offer the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Religion (BAR)
  • Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
  • Doctor of Ministry (D.Min)
  • Doctor of Theology (Th.D)

TRACS ( is one of only two national accrediting organizations that are recognized by CHEA ( and the USDE ( and in addition hold full membership with INQAAHE (