• Daniel Aleshire

    Daniel Aleshire to retire as executive director of ATS

    A formal search for a new executive director will begin after the first of the year.

  • The two biggest myths about educational debt

    The two biggest myths about educational debt

    These misconceptions help to explain why current strategies aren't working.

  • global engagement: 10 critical lessons learned

    Global engagement: 10 critical lessons learned

    A group of theological educators share the wisdom gleaned from global initiatives on campus and abroad.

  • 2015 Annual Report

    2015 Annual Report available online

    The first ATS Annual Report, summarizing significant data and activities for the 2014-2015 academic year, is now available for download.

  • The Henry Luce Foundation announces its Fund for Theological Education

    Grants of up to $500,000 for theological schools to develop and implement new models of teaching and learning, research and publication, leadership development, and educational program design

  • State authorization of distance education

    Two experts answer questions about the US Department of Education's State Authorization Requirement of 2010.

  • Six core components of successful DMin programs

    Four decades after its inception, how is the DMin meeting the needs of today's clergy?

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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.



***2016 Biennial Meeting***
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
June 28–30

Upcoming Events

All Events
Apr 13 to Apr 15

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

Phoenix, AZ
Apr 15 to Apr 17

By nomination of academic dean.

Phoenix, AZ
Jun 27 to Jun 28

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St. Louis, MO