Golden State School of Theology is authorized and approved to grant degrees in the State of California.

We are not affiliated (accredited) with any regional or national accrediting agency and have operated, successfully, as a school of ministry for over 30 years with students graduating and serving in a variety of areas including teaching, preaching, missions, and counseling. GSST clearly understands the purpose of accreditation. However, as noted by the US Department of Education, and all US DOE recognized accreditors, accreditation is a voluntary process.

For GSST, and many other good schools that seek to serve the adult learner population, the true measure of the quality of an education, and the institution itself, is the extensive experience and credentials of its faculty, the integrity of its courses and programs, and ultimately the ministry and professional achievements of its students and graduates.