• Get to know the next ATS executive director: an interview with Frank Yamada

    Yamada shares his vision for theological education and the future of ATS, while Daniel Aleshire comments in his blog on this significant time of transition.

  • Frank Yamada

    Frank Yamada named next executive director of ATS

    The ATS Board of Directors unanimously elected Frank Yamada at its January meeting.

  • ATS Standards and Procedures

    Board of Commissioners launches planning effort for next redevelopment of Standards and Procedures

    A committee will develop a process for the membership to consider at the 2018 Biennial Meeting.

  • Luce Fellows in Theology 2017-2018

    Final class of Luce Fellows named

    Six scholars become the 24th and final cohort to receive the prestigious Henry Luce III Fellowship in Theology.

  • Online learning at ATS schools

    Online learning at ATS schools: Part 1—Looking back at our past

    In the first of a two-part series, accreditor Tom Tanner looks at a controversial but growing educational model and what we have learned from our brief history with it.

  • Educational Models and Practices project

    Still not sure what the Educational Models and Practices initiative is all about?

    Watch a brief Q & A video with Steve Graham, who explains the who, what, where, when, and why!

  • Now that’s a great question!

    In the latest Data Matters blog post, a query on behalf of one school has implications for all.

  • Bringing data into focus

    In the latest Data Matters blog post, Jo Ann Deasy suggests five questions to guide how data can be edited for maximum effect.

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This site is designed to provide resources for all those interested in theological education--faculty, administrators, students, and the public.

The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) is a membership organization of more than 270 graduate schools that conduct postbaccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines. The Commission on Accrediting of ATS accredits the schools and approves the degree programs they offer.

In addition, ATS Programs and Services offers educational events and other resources designed to assist member schools with identification of  best practices, development of peer networks, production of research, and exploration of data. See upcoming event offerings below or search under the Resources tab above.

ATS membership is open to schools in the Christian and Jewish faiths. The current membership represents the full range of Christian denominations, including schools in mainline and evangelical Protestant and Roman Catholic and Orthodox traditions, as well as multidenominational and nondenominational schools. Schools representing other faiths and other organizations interested in theological education may become Affiliates of ATS.

Witness the diversity of our member schools at worship . . .

~ with special thanks to Cynthia Clawson for her vocal talents ~

Upcoming Events

All Events
Apr 5 to Apr 7

By registration; This conference provides a collegial network for support and information sharing for recruitment officers, admissions directors, financial aid... READ MORE

Orlando, FL
Apr 19 to Apr 20
Pittsburgh, PA
May 16 to May 17

By invitation; The focus of this concluding meeting will be the experience and results of the schools’ efforts during the year.

Pittsburgh, PA