• Frank Yamada

    Frank Yamada named next executive director of ATS

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

  • ATS Educational Models and Practices project announces grants program

    Schools may apply for grants to explore innovative approaches to theological education and to support faculty development.

  • Carpenter grant for ATS Women in Leadershiop

    Carpenter grant to fund ATS research and 20th anniversary celebration for Women in Leadership

    ATS has received a grant of $150,000 from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation in support of its Women in Leadership (WIL) initiative.

  • Christopher The

    ATS welcomes Christopher The as new director, commission information services

    He began his tenure with the Board of Commissioners' meeting on February 1 and 2.

  • Mary Young named new director of leadership education

    After 23 years in service to Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology in Richmond, Virginia, she will join the ATS staff in June.

  • Law schools and theological schools

    Law schools and theological schools: learning together

    Steve Graham reflects on the shared challenges in legal and theological education.

  • The danger of “easy” data: four troubling numbers in our future

    Tom Tanner writes about four metrics that are being increasingly viewed as definitive measures of educational quality, when in reality they have little to say about it.

  • How 2016 graduates are faring

    Highlights from the Graduating Student Questionnaire provide important feedback about educational experiences, personal formation, and vocational goals.

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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
Feb 21 to Feb 23

By registration; The 35th annual conference will offer workshops on topics related to annual giving, planned gifts, personnel management, internal and external... READ MORE

Orlando, FL
Feb 27 to Feb 28

By invitation; Offered by the staff of the ATS Commission on Accrediting, this workshop is for ATS member schools with evaluation visits scheduled in the spring... READ MORE

Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 15 to Mar 16

By registration, limited to 48 participants; This consultation—immediately preceding the... READ MORE

Orlando, FL