• Educational Models project

    ATS launches four-year Educational Models project

    Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a major grant to ATS for Educating Religious Leaders in the Twenty-first Century: Educational Models and Practices of Theological Education.

  • Ten assertions about possessions, faith, and the faithful use of possessions

    Luke Timothy Johnson offers a theological framework for considering economic challenges in ministry.

  • Ten-year finance study summarizes ATS data

    "Through Toil and Tribulation: Financing Theological Education 2001–2011," by Anthony Ruger and Chris Meinzer, focuses on tuition, financial aid, and the impact of escalating expenses....

  • Shifting sands: Seminaries are at a crossroads

    Baptist News Global captures Daniel Aleshire’s latest thoughts on how shifts in American religious life have theological institutions navigating unfamiliar landscape.

  • Breaking the code of silence

    Financial planning tools seek to promote greater fiscal responsibility among incoming students.

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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 offerings below.

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.

Upcoming Events

All Events
Dec 3

Please be sure to have all applications received by the ATS office by the December 3, 2014 deadline.

Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 10 to Dec 12

By registration; limited to those in their first three years in office. Experienced leaders will move new presidents through issues associated with the president’... READ MORE

New Orleans, LA
Dec 16 to Dec 18

By application. Designed for academic deans in their first year or two of service, the school will provide new deans with important information and nurture the... READ MORE

Pittsburgh, PA