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Member Schools

Claremont School of Theology

Denominational information:
United Methodist Church
Contact Information:
900 State St
Salem, OR 97301
p: 909-447-2500

Chief Executive Officer:
Kah-Jin J Kuan
Chief Academic Officer:
Sheryl A Kujawa-Holbrook
ATS Commission Staff Liaison:
Tom Tanner

Enrollment/Faculty Information (reported Fall 2019)
Number of Students (FTE):  
359 (249.3)
Number of Full-Time Faculty (FTE):  
16 (21)

Accreditation Information:
Member Status:
Commission's Statement of Accreditation Status
Year-Term of Next Comprehensive Accreditation Visit:
Approved Degree Programs:
MDiv, MA (Religion), MTS, DMin, PhD (Practical Theology), PhD (Religion)

Approved Comprehensive Distance (Online) Education:

Approved Additional Locations:
Claremont, CA
Tainan, Taiwan
Year-term (subject) of next focused visit:
2021-fall (New Extension Site), 2021-spring (Relocation)

Required Reports (Year-Month and Topic):

2021-11 (Experiment on New Educational Approach)
2022-04 (Experiment on New Educational Approach)

Additional Information:
In June 2018, the Board of Commissioners approved a two-year educational experiment allowing the school to offer three semesters of its four semesters of coursework in a Contextual Theology specialization in its PhD (Religion) degree program at Chang Jung Christian University in Tainan, Taiwan. The experiment will begin in fall 2021 (instead of spring 2020, due to the COVID-19 public health crisis) and conclude with a final report in spring 2022, at which time the school may request this experiment to be considered an ongoing exception to the Commission's doctoral residency requirements (pre-2020 Standard J, section J.3.1.1).