Testimony of God's Faithfulness
The immigrant pastors from Korea's largest congregation, Korean Presbyterian Church, established International Reformed University and Seminary (IRUS) with the spirit of the Presbyterianism to educate future pastors and Christian educators.
IRUS began its journey as the International Graduate School of Theology and Mission under the leadership of Rev. John E. Kim, the first president of the Seminary. Rev. Jin Tae Lee served as the first Academic Dean, while Rev. Sang Keon Lee and Dr. Michael De Vries joined as faculty members.
IRUS was granted the authority to confer degrees such as the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies (BACS), Master of Arts in Christian Studies (MACS), Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), and Child Care Director and Teacher Certificates by California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary Vocational Education (currently BPPE).
IRUS was approved by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to accept and enroll international students.
IRUS underwent a name change, becoming the International Reformed University and Seminary (IRUS).
IRUS bought a new school building and moved to its current location at 125 S. Vermont Ave. in Los Angeles.
IRUS achieved initial accreditation from the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).
IRUS was approved to offer the Doctor of Ministry degree and the ESL program by ABHE.
IRUS was approved by ABHE for the following degree programs: Bachelor of Arts in Church Music, Master of Arts in Church Music, and Master of Arts in Counseling.
ABHE re-affirmed IRUS for another ten years (2018-2028).
IRUS has joined ATS (the Association of Theological Schools) as an associate member. IRUS was approved by ABHE for the PhD in Intercultural Studies and Doctor of Intercultural Studies.