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Claremont School of Theology

Claremont, California, United States
Claremont School of Theology is United Methodist in origin and affiliation; and ecumenical and interreligious in spirit. Students are nurtured by Scripture, tradition, experience, and reason and are prepared for lives of ministry, leadership, and service. 



The school traces its history to 1885 with the founding of the Maclay College of Theology in San Fernando, California. In 1900, Maclay College moved to the campus of the then Methodist-affiliated University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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Library services

The CST Library has three main sites through which we provide informational resources and assistance:

  •  LibGuides is CST Library’s home site and scholarly communication platform
  • Ask a Librarian is CST Library’s online Reference service, providing answers to FAQ, tutorials, and descriptions of library policies and programs.
  • WorldCat Discovery is CST Library’s catalog and discovery service. 

Student Life

Campus life

The CST campus provides space and time to talk, eat, pray, and play together and support one other. 

Student clubs

Arts Council, Claremont Sports Association, Korean Student Association 


Claremont School of Theology is fully accredited by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and The Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).

Claremont, California, United States

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