& Affiliations

Wesley Biblical Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools’ Committee on Accrediting and by the Association for biblical Higher Education Committee on Accreditation. WBS is also licensed by the State of Mississippi to offer graduate-level biblical and theological education.

The Association of Theological Schools

ats logoATS accredits more than 270 graduate schools of ministry, teaching, and research in the theological disciplines in North America and maintains the highest institutional standards of accreditation and institutional performance. ATS is a member of the Council for Higher Education Association, the primary national accreditation advocate to the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Accrediting of ATS accredits the schools and approves the degree programs they offer.

The Association of Biblical Higher Education

ABHE logoThe Association for Biblical Higher Education in Canada and the United States (ABHE) comprises a network of more than 150 institutions of biblical higher education. Member institutions enroll more than 63,000+ students by offering undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities via traditional residential, extension, and distance education modalities.

Read WBS’s statement of educational effectiveness.

Denominational Relationships

A number of denominations have officially endorsed Wesley Biblical Seminary as an approved theological school for their constituencies.

WBS is an approved seminary by the Global Methodist Church, and offers an approved course of study for the denomination.

Governmental Approvals


The seminary has approval from the Department of Defense and the State Approving Agency for qualifying military personnel (active duty and reserve) and veterans to receive educational funds from the DoD and Veterans Administration. The Immigration and Naturalization Service of the United States Department of Justice (SEVIS/SEVP) recognizes Wesley Biblical Seminary as an educational center for international students.


Wesley Biblical Seminary, through the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation, participates in The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement. This agreement allows WBS to offer distance programs and courses to residents of member states without seeking state-by-state approval, and is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state.

If you are an online student residing in a state not listed below please contact the Dean of Online Studies’ Office at 601-366-8880 for information regarding your state.  Students in the online program with complaints not resolved at the institution level may refer to the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation Student Complaint Process web site and the Student Complaint Form.

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