Statement of Accreditation Status

Missio Theological Seminary

  • CEO: Dr. Frank James, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Todd Mangum
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Melissa Hardin, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions » Exclusively graduate/professional
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Formerly: Biblical Theological Seminary - name change in Oct 2018
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1990
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

Contact Information

421 North 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

(215) 368-5000

www.missio.edu

  • November 17, 2022
    To note that the substantive change visit to the main campus at 421 N. 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 occurred on October 5, 2022, and the information provided in the substantive change request was verified. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the main campus from 200 N. Main Street, Hatfield, PA 19440 to 421 N. 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction at the new main campus. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note the Commission may rescind this action if instruction at the new location does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 22, 2017
    To reaffirm accreditation and commend the institution for the quality of the self-study report. To remind the institution that prior approval of a substantive change is required for any plans to relocate the campus. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • March 6, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the monitoring report, to note the visit by the Commission's representatives, to remove the warning, and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due November 1, 2013, documenting (1) the development and implementation of a long-term financial plan and steps taken to further improve the institution's short and long-term financial viability and sustainability (Standard 3); (2) steps taken to strengthen the institutional research capability to support institutional assessment activities and decision-making (Standard 7); and (3) evidence of progress in the implementation of a documented process to assess the achievement of institutional student learning goals (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is now scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • June 28, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at 4455 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140 within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • June 28, 2012
    To note that the Commission liaison guidance visit has been conducted. To remind the institution that the Commission has acted to warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is in compliance with the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 3 (Institutional Resources). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due September 1, 2012, providing evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standard 3, including but not limited to evidence of (1) rational and consistent policies and procedures for projecting enrollments and budgets for two years beyond the current fiscal year and (2) the development and implementation of a financial planning and budgeting process aligned with the institution's mission and goals that provides for an annual budget and for multi-year budget projections, both institution-wide and among departments. To further request that the monitoring report also document implementation of (1) an organized and sustainable assessment process to improve institutional effectiveness, with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning and resource allocation to gain efficiencies in programs, services and processes (Standard 7) and (2) an organized and sustainable process to assess achievement of expected student learning outcomes in all programs, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To note that the date of the next evaluation will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 3 (Institutional Resources). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2012, providing evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standard 3, including but not limited to evidence of (1) rational and consistent policies and procedures for projecting enrollments and budgets for two years beyond the current fiscal year and (2) the development and implementation of a financial planning and budgeting process aligned with the institution's mission and goals that provides for an annual budget and for multi-year budget projections, both institution-wide and among departments. To further request that the monitoring report also document implementation of (1) an organized and sustainable assessment process to improve institutional effectiveness, with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning and resource allocation to gain efficiencies in programs, services and processes (Standard 7) and (2) an organized and sustainable process to assess achievement of expected student learning outcomes in all programs, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To note that the date of the next evaluation will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • March 3, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To provisionally include the additional location located at 4455 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations at the site. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To further remind the institution of the Commission's previous request that the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2011, include documentation on the online program is no longer needed.
  • November 29, 2010
    To recognize the institution's decision not to offer the Master of Arts in Missional Church Planting distance education degree program. To note that the Commission's previous request that the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2011, include documentation on the online program is no longer needed.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    4455 N. 6th Street
    4455 N. 6th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19140
    Opened: 09/06/2011

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