Grace Mission University ( officially achieved accredited member status in the ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada) this June. Previously, the school had also achieved accredited member status in other associations including in TRACS (Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools) and ABHE (Association for Biblical Higher Education). Among Korean theological schools in the U.S., Grace Mission University is the only one which has achieved accredited member status in all three of these associations.

Located in the campus of Grace Ministries International in Fullerton, CA, the school offers a bachelor’s in theology (B.Th.), a master’s in Christian education (M.A.), a master’s in intercultural studies (M.A.ICS.), a master’s in divinity (M.Div.), and a doctoral degree in missiology (D.Miss.). The school currently has some 267 students, and offers I-20 visas, financial aid for U.S. residents and citizens, and financial aid for members of the military. As a school that was established for the purpose of building missionaries, tuition is affordable and the school offers various types of scholarships for families, ministers, and missionaries.

Some of the school’s strengths include its staff comprising of professors with doctoral degrees from major theological schools in the U.S., a cutting-edge school operating system among Korean theological schools; and the option of remote learning through online classes.

GMU also offers an English track, allowing Korean Americans and students of other ethnicities to be able to earn all credits necessary through classes taught in English.

GMU plans to open a Los Angeles campus in the near future.

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