Affiliations & Accreditations

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Affiliations & Accreditations

Hood Theological Seminary was founded by the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and operates under the sponsorship of that communion.

Hood Theological Seminary is accredited by The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Telephone 412-788-6505) to award the Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, and Doctor of Ministry degrees.

Hood Theological Seminary is listed by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church as an "approved graduate theological seminary" where United Methodist ministerial candidates may be prepared for ordination.

Our Master of Theological Studies, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Divinity degrees have been declared by appropriate state authority exempt from the requirements for licensure under provisions of North Carolina General Statutes Section (G.S.) 116-15 (d) for exemption from licensure with respect to religious education. Exemption from licensure is not based upon any assessment of program quality under established licensing standards.

By its own ethos and in compliance with the requirements of Title IX, Hood Theological Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, ancestry, physical or mental disabilities, military status, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy and parenting status, creed or any other protected class, or other nonmerit reasons, in admissions, educational programs or activities and employment, housing, including employment of disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam Era, as required by applicable laws and regulations.



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