• Elsie Miranda named as fifth accreditor

    Dr. Miranda will join the ATS staff July 1, 2018, as a Director, Accreditation and Institutional Evaluation.

  • Navigating the complexity of federal student loans: tips for advising students

    Read a summary or watch the webinar in its entirety.

  • African American presidents and deans gather for 16th annual meeting

    A group of seasoned and new executives strategized about how to ensure a legacy for the next generation of theological educators.

  • Educational Models peer group offers wisdom on degree duration and the reduced-credit MDiv

    In a report summarizing 18 months of work as a group of peers, representatives from six schools examine the topic.

  • Four points to consider for international partnerships

    Findings from a recent survey of schools engaged globally provide guidance if you are considering moving in this direction.

  • American Theological Library Association (ATLA) seeks participants for Research in Ministry (RIM) database survey

    The survey will be open until March 30, 2018.

  • Five principles for change in theological schools

    Frank Yamada shares advice presented at the ATS Presidential Leadership Intensive Conference in December.

  • A closer look at enrollment

    Chris Meinzer drills down to reveal how enrollment growth at member schools differs by degree program and ecclesial family.

  • New ECFFM resources

    Check out the latest videos with best practices and new data related to the economic challenges facing theological school alumni/ae.

  • Announcing first annual conference on competency-based theological education

    CBTE 2018 to be held November 5–6 in Vancouver, Canada

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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.

2018 ATS Centennial Biennial Meeting
Hilton Denver City Center
June 20 & 21, 2018

Upcoming Events

All Events
Apr 6 to Apr 8

By nomination of academic dean.

Orlando, FL
Apr 10

By registration; The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued new accounting and reporting standards for not-for-profit entities in the United... READ MORE

Webinar via Zoom
Jun 18

By invitation; The forum—scheduled to take place in conjunction with the 2018 Academic Officers' Conference and the ATS/COA Centennial Biennial Meeting—is... READ MORE

Denver, CO