Accreditation & Affiliations





Founded in 1848 by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

  • Incorporated in the State of Ohio August 16, 1968



Certificate of Authorization received from Ohio Board of Regents (now the Ohio Department of Higher Education) to grant theological degrees: September 13, 1968.
Current authorization continues through December 31, 2026


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Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools, and the following degree programs are approved:

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Master of Arts (MA)

Master of Arts in Diaconal Ministry (MA) approved 2020)

Doctor of Ministry (DMin-approved 2000)

The Commission contact information is:
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools 
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Telephone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510

Initial accreditation: January 15, 1969

Year of last comprehensive evaluation visit: 2015

Year of next comprehensive evaluation visit: 2025



Accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. (Click on the logo for further information.)

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

  • Original date of accreditation: 4/24/1981
  • Date of last review: Fall 2015
  • Date of next review: Fall 2025



  • Saint Mary Seminary is listed on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ recognized list of degree-granting institutions of higher education in the United States. Click here for USCCB listing.
  • Member of the National Association of Catholic Theological Schools
  • Registered with the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (United States)
  • Department of Homeland Security SEVIS-approved school