Institutional Accreditation

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges—Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), is the regional accreditation agency for St. Patrick’s Seminary & University. WSCUC also serves a diverse membership of public and private higher education institutions throughout California, Hawaii, and the Pacific, as well as a limited number of institutions outside the U.S. Through its work of peer review, based on standards agreed to by the membership, the Commission encourages continuous institutional improvement and assures the membership and its constituencies, including the public, that accredited institutions are fulfilling their missions in service to their students and the public good.

St. Patrick’s Seminary & University is approved by WSCUC to offer the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy; Master of Divinity; and Master of Arts in Theology.

St. Patrick’s Seminary & University was last accredited by WSCUC in July 2021 for 8 years. The Accreditation Team Visit Report can be found here. A Statement of Accreditation Status is posted on the WSCUC website. The next reaffirmation is scheduled for 2029.

WSCUC Contact Information

Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Senior College and University Commission
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 748-9001


St. Patrick’s Seminary & University has been accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) since 1971. The Seminary’s accreditation was last reaffirmed in February 2015, based on an institutional self-study report and an onsite evaluation by a committee of peer and public reviewers. The Seminary’s next comprehensive evaluation visit will be in fall 2024, followed by a Commission on Accreditation review for reaffirmation of accreditation in February 2025.

St. Patrick’s Seminary & University is approved by ATS to offer the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology degrees.

ATS Contact Information

10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110
(412) 788-6505


St. Patrick’s Seminary & University is affiliated with the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. to offer the Bachelor of Sacred Theology (S.T.B.) ecclesiastical degree.