Eastern Mennonite University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate and masters degrees.

For information regarding accreditation status contact the Commission:
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033-4097

Eastern Mennonite 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: MDiv, MA in Church Leadership, MA (Religion)

The following extension sites are approved as specified: Lancaster, PA, Approved Degrees: MDiv

Approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program

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 approved by the United Methodist Church for the training of candidates for ordination. It is a member of the Council of Mennonite Seminaries, which includes Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana, and Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, Fresno, California. Through the Theological and Pastoral Education Committee of the Mennonite Education Agency, the seminary is linked to Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, for purposes of coordinating denominational theological education programs.

Current course schedules can be obtained by writing to the seminary Admissions Office or visiting the EMS web site at The seminary welcomes visitors to campus. Interviews and tours may be requested by contacting the seminary Admissions Office at (800) 710-7871, by fax (540) 432-4598, or via e-mail at . Appointments should be made in advance. Prospective students are invited to visit classes, attend chapel and visit with seminary personnel.


The information in this Seminary catalog applies to the academic year 2016-17. The seminary reserves the right to change programs of study, academic requirements, the announced university and seminary calendar and other matters described herein without prior notice, in accordance with established procedures. Each seminary student should understand that published descriptions of degree requirements establish only minimum requirements. It is the prerogative of the seminary to make changes in degree requirements at any time. The Seminary catalog is descriptive and is not to be construed as a legal contract.

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