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The purpose of California Graduate School of Theology is to prepare men and women for faithful ministry in Church and society. Committed to a learned ministry for church and society, the school welcomes qualified students without regard to denomination, race, sex, or physical disabilities. The school seeks to strengthen and deepen the spiritual life of students, and through classroom and other academic activities, to engage them in critical discussions about the Bible and theology with probing questions regarding faith and life in today's world

With these goals in mind, California Graduate School of Theology was established in 1969, upon the conviction that God has acted redemptively in human history. Since its founding, the school has attracted students from over fifty-three denominations worldwide. They are men and women holding graduate degrees who are denominational leaders, psychologists in Christian counseling, administrators and faculty members of colleges and universities, pastors of prominent growing churches, evangelists, and radio-television personalities.

The graduates of California Graduate School of Theology now number over 6,000. Many California Graduate School of Theology's graduates are filling important places of ministry as professors, pastors, missionaries, administrators, and directors of Christian Education and Youth Departments. All graduates of the school are members of the Alumni Association.

Disclosure Statements

As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

Cal Grad does not have a pending petition in bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession, has not filed a petition within the preceding five years, or has not had a petition in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Sec. 1101 et seq.).

Cal Grad is a nonprofit religious corporation under the Corporations Code of California and qualifies for religious exemption pursuant to California Education Code CEC # 94739 (b) (6). Cal Grad has been licensed with the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) for the purpose of offering its educational programs, but Cal Grad and its degree programs are not accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. A degree program that is unaccredited or a degree from an unaccredited institution is not recognized for some employment positions, including, but not limited to, positions within the State of California. You are responsible to inquire if the degree acquired at Cal Grad is a necessary degree for a licensure exam, or any position within the State of California. A student enrolled in an unaccredited institution is also not eligible for federal financial aid programs.

Currently, Cal Grad is in the process of achieving accredited status with TRACS (Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools).

Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog or Cal Grad that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833; mailing address ? P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818; by E-mail:; Toll free telephone number: 1-(888) 370-7589; Fax: (916) 263-1897; web site address:

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling at 1-(888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau's web site:"

If you have any questions, contact or visit the Office Administration at CAL GRAD

California Graduate School of Theology
11277 Garden Grove Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92843

English:      1.714.636.1722
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