Chapman Seminary offers Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees.
Oakland City University is accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, and Chapman Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
The objectives of Chapman Seminary and Chapman School of Religious Studies are to:
- Lead students to an appreciation of their Christian calling
- Lead students to an appreciation of the impact of the Bible and Christianity on Western civilization
- Develop students' expertise and competence in the theory and practice of ministry
- Prepare students for Christian service in society in general
- Prepare students for particular service with the sponsoring denomination
The Chapman Seminary and the Chapman School of Religious Studies are learning/teaching communities dedicated to OCU's mission: Oakland City University is a Christian faith-based learning community dedicated to the enhancement of intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social development for positive leadership.
Chapman Seminary is committed to developing the spiritual, moral, and intellectual maturity necessary for effective leadership in the Church. The school has developed a variety of tools, both quantitative and qualitative, to assess the extent to which students are achieving the outcomes of the degrees they are pursuing. The faculty regularly reviews this assessment data to measure the effectiveness of Chapman’s programs and for planning further improvements. Chapman Seminary provides ample support to ensure student success.
A recent survey of placement data offers encouraging evidence of the integrity of Chapman Seminary’s degree programs:
Master of Divinity
- 86% of graduates over the last twelve years (2002-2014) were involved in some kind of vocational ministry within the first year after their graduation
- 76% of graduates from the last twelve years (2002-2014) are currently involved in vocational ministry
Doctor of Ministry
- 100% of graduates over the last twelve years (2002-2014) were involved in vocational ministry within a year after their graduation
- 75% of graduate over the last twelve years (2002-2014) are currently involved in vocational ministry
Even though the Chapman Seminary is welcoming to students of all Christian traditions, we have a specific mission to honor the ties of the institution to the General Association of General Baptists. Placement data also supports the claim that the Chapman Seminary is effective in providing training to leaders within the sponsoring denomination. Over the last twelve years, 45% of all graduates have had a placement in a General Baptist church or ministry since graduation.
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:
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