Q: Do I have to move to Redding to attend A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary?

A:  No. A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary is dedicated to meeting the educational needs of today's student. We offer one-week and two-week long Intensive classes on the Redding campus three times a year. We also have some on-line courses.

Q: What does a one-week intensive course look like?

A:  It means that three times a year, classes are offered in one-week and two-week sessions. Students enrolled in this style of course begin their reading and pre-course work at the start of the traditional semester (September, January, and May). About five weeks into the semester (October, February, and June), the student comes to campus and participates in classes with other Tozer students from various parts of the U.S. After the intensive, students have the rest of the semester to finish and submit their coursework.

Q: Is A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary accredited?

A:  YES! Every degree at Tozer is regionally accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges).

Q: Can Tozer degrees be used as prerequisites for doctoral training?

A:  Yes. Tozer graduates are being accepted into D.Min. (Doctorate of Ministry) and Ph.D. programs.

Q: How long will it take for me to complete my degree?

A:  It depends on your degree. Students usually finish their degree in three to five years. However, they have up eight years to complete their degree.

Q: What denomination is Tozer associated with?

A:  In keeping with our association with the The Christian and Missionary Alliance, A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary is a conservative evangelical seminary.

Q: What if I have undergraduate credits, but no undergraduate degree?

A:  A limited number of students without a bachelor's degree may be admitted on a non-bachelor's exemption. In general, applicants must be at least 35 years of age with significant ministry leadership experience. In such cases, applicants are required to write a 10-page essay on a topic selected by the Dean as demonstration of the capacity for graduate level studies.

Q: Does Tozer award scholarship money to students?

A:  Yes. Students can apply for several institutional scholarships. Please see the list of available scholarships here.


“Truth is so vast and mighty that no one is capable of taking it all in and… it requires the whole company of ransomed souls properly to reflect the whole body of revealed truth.

Truth cannot enter a passive mind. It must be received into the mind by an active mental response… God intended that truth should move us to moral action.”

— A.W. Tozer