University description (as per official university website)
Oblate School of Theology is located in San Antonio, Texas, a city of rich cultural heritage. The Administration building houses the business offices, classrooms, a large lecture hall. The beautiful grounds including the Merium Study Garden provide ample space for enjoying the outdoors and finding a quiet place for study and reflection. A large swimming pool is available during the warm months of the year.
The Donald E. O’Shaughnessy Library at Oblate School of Theology is a 17,000 square-foot, three-story facility that runs east-west from the northeast corner of the Administration building’s west wing. The Library houses the entire collection on its second and third floors with the main floor reserved for a reading room, patron computer terminals, a circulation desk and staff offices. The second floor also accommodates staff offices and a new computer instruction lab. An elevator will provide handicap access to both the Library and the Administration building. The Library has a wide usage including other institutions such as Wayland Baptist Seminary and Perkins School of Theology.
he Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate came to Texas in 1849, at the urgent request of Texas’ first Roman Catholic Bishop, to preach Christ’s message and to serve the People of God, especially the poor and marginalized.
Oblate School of Theology was founded in San Antonio in 1903 as the San Antonio Philosophical and Theological Seminary. The School’s initial goal and mission was to educate young men to serve as Oblate missionaries in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Mexico and the Philippines.
Oblate School of Theology was incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas, April 18, 1950. The School is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as an accredited institution of higher education. It is approved by the Texas Workforce Commission (formerly part of the Texas Education Agency) for the training of persons receiving Veterans Administration benefits under the provisions of Section 1775, Chapter 36, Title 38, United States Code, and by the Department of Homeland Security, for non-quota foreign students. The School is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant foreign students.
Oblate School of Theology is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097; telephone 404 679-4500), and by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15275; telephone 412-788-6506) to award masters degrees and the Doctor of Ministry degree.