• A new global direction for ATS

    In pursuit of a new strategic direction in global awareness and engagement, ATS draws wisdom from the Global Survey on Theological Education 2011–2013.

  • Trend lines: Where can they lead us?

    One fundraising expert identifies five issues that theological schools must address if they are to gain the confidence and large investments of people and organizations in our society.

  • Accrediting processes simplified

    The ATS Board of Commissioners approved a number of changes to its policies and practices and added...

  • 2014 Biennial Meeting registration now open

    Themed Resourcing Theological Education, the Biennial Meeting invites participants to grapple with the challenges and opportunities of today's changing global context to find sustainable...

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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 post-baccalaureate 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.

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

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Jun 25

By registration. A preconference for deans is scheduled to take place in conjunction with the ATS/COA Biennial Meeting and will offer professional development... READ MORE

Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 25 to Jun 27

The 2014 Biennial Meeting—Resourcing Theological Education—invites the leaders of member schools to think critically... READ MORE

Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 26

A workshop on educational assessment will be offered two different times during the 2014 ATS/COA Biennial Meeting for interested schools, particularly those that are three... READ MORE

Pittsburgh, PA