Accreditation

Hardin-Simmons University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools(1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Phone 404-679-4501) to award bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. The university consists of the Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts, the Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics, the Kelley College of Business at Hardin-Simmons University, the Irvin School of Education, the School of Music & Fine Arts, the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing, the Graduate School, and the Logsdon School of Theology. Logsdon Seminary is part of the Logsdon School of Theology

Logsdon Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1103; phone: [412] 788-6505; website: www.ats.edu). The following degree programs are approved by the Commission on Accrediting: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Family Ministry, Master of Arts (Religion), and Doctor of Ministry. The Commission on Accrediting has approved offering all four full degree programs at the main campus in Abilene and the extension campus in San Antonio. The Corpus Christi extension is approved for offering the full Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Family Ministry, and Master of Arts (Religion) degrees. The Lubbock and McAllen extensions are approved for offering less than one-half of the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Family Ministry degrees. The Dallas-Ft. Worth extension is approved for offering two-thirds of the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Family Ministry degrees. Logsdon Seminary is also approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education program. Note: since the Master of Arts (Religion) degree has no residency requirement, the full degree may be available for students at any location.

For additional information about the Hardin-Simmons University’s accreditation and organizational memberships see the HSU Graduate Studies Catalog.

Hardin-Simmons University is a member of the Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education, the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities, the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities, the Association of Texas Graduate Schools, and the Council of Southern Graduate Schools.