Winebrenner Theological Seminary (WTS) was established in 1942 as a graduate school of theology of Findlay College (renamed The University of Findlay in 1989). In 1961, WTS received its charter from the State of Ohio, to become an independent, degree-granting institution.
Winebrenner is a fully accredited institution. It is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). Winebrenner is chartered by the State of Ohio and has received a Certificate of Authorization from the Ohio Board of Regents.
Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1103
Approved degrees: Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Theological Studies), Master of Arts in Family Ministry, Master of Arts in Practical Theology, Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling
Winebrenner is approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program.
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Winebrenner Theological Seminary is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.
Number of Students enrolled: 107 (Fall 2016)
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:8
Diversity of Student Body:
Currently, Winebrenner's student body is comprised of students representing over 23 different denominations and faith communities.
- Master of Divinity
- Master of Arts in Practical Theology
- Master of Arts in Family Ministry
- Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling
- Doctor of Ministry
- Diploma in Pastoral Training
Percent of Student Body enrolled in each degree program:
Master of Divinity = 22%
Master of Arts in Practical Theology = 9%
Master of Arts in Family Ministry = 6%
Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling = 16%
Doctor of Ministry = 6%
Pastoral Training Institute = 29%
Built in 2003, the Winebrenner facility in Findlay, OH is 52,000 sq. ft. and houses classrooms, conference rooms, a chapel, the TLB Convocation Center (auditorium) and office space.
Total Number of Alumni: 653
Winebrenner is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.