California Graduate School of Theology

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California Graduate School of Theology
Established 1969[1]
Type Unaccredited
Chancellor Paul H. Lee
President Lawrence Wilkes
Location Garden Grove, California.

The California Graduate School of Theology is an unaccredited institution of higher learning in Garden Grove, California.


It was founded in 1969 as an interdenominational graduate school and has been attended by over 5,000 students.[1] The institution notes that it has been without accreditation since its inception.[1]

As of 2012, the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) has approved the school to operate in California and offer degrees ranging from the Bachelor of Arts/Theology, Master of Arts, Master of Divinity, Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Theology, and Doctor of Philosophy.[2] BPPE approval is not accreditation, only an oversight agency in California for private and for profit schools.

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  1. ^ a b c Accreditation and Education, California Graduate School of Theology, 2012
  2. ^ "CPPE". Retrieved 15 April 2012. 

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Coordinates: 33°55′40″N 117°57′36″W / 33.9277°N 117.9599°W / 33.9277; -117.9599