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Training for Competent Spirit-Led Ministry

The Oral Roberts University Graduate School of Theology and Ministry (Seminary) provides sound academic, biblical, and theological education with a distinctive charismatic perspective. Its mission is to prepare men and women empowered by the Holy Spirit for effective leadership. Through an advanced comprehensive curriculum, graduates are equipped for ministry, counseling, and leadership within the context of the church, church-related agencies, and clinical and professional settings in the greater global community.

ORU has a distinguished charismatic theological faculty. In addition to holding earned doctorates from major universities and seminaries worldwide, they also come with rich and varied experiences, a heart for ministry and the desire to lead others to an intimate, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Students’ academic education will be enriched by their wealth of professional competence as they serve as mentors and models. In the classroom, professors provide biblical understanding, theological insight, ministry preparedness, and clinical expertise in an atmosphere of caring accountability. Professors also spend one-on-one time helping students identify their strengths and weaknesses, develop spiritually, and actualize their calling by discovering and developing their spiritual gifts for vocational ministry.

 Spiritus journal Click here to see Spiritus, the ORU Journal of Theology. 


The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).  The following degree programs are approved:
Master of Divinity; M.A. Biblical Literature; M.A. Theological/Historical Studies; M.A. in Professional Counseling; M.A. in Intercultural Studies; M.A. in Practical Theology; Doctor. of Ministry; and PhD in Contextual Theology.


The Commission contact information is:
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275  USA
Telephone: 412.788.6505
Fax: 412.788.6510
Website: www.ats.edu

Statement of Educational Effectiveness

The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry measures its educational effectiveness through a comprehensive student learning assessment program, which determines student competencies in relationship to degree program goals.

The pages on the following link represent graduating students' ratings of selected variables of educational effectiveness for the Master of Divinity and M.A. degree programs.  Source: 2022-2023 ATS Graduating Student Survey. Click here to see the following graphs

Graduates' Satisfaction with:

  • Measure of Educational Effectiveness and Personal Growth
  • Educational Effectiveness in Facilitating Skill Areas
  • Level of Satisfaction with School's Services and Academic Resources
  • Satisfaction with Overall Experience during Theological Program


 Assessment: Degree Program Goals and Rubrics

The GSTM is dedicated to ongoing program assessment. Click here to see  degree program goals and artifact rubrics.


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