• Welcome to seven new member schools and one new affiliate

    ATS welcomes seven new member schools and one new affiliate organization at its Biennial Meeting in Pittsburgh.

  • Justo Gonzalez receives 2014 Distinguished Service Award

    Justo Gonzalez was named the fourteenth recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, recognizing five decades of service to theological education, the church, and the broader public.

  • Jo Ann Deasy joins ATS staff

    Jo Ann Deasy joins the ATS staff to fill a new position—Director, Institutional Initiatives and Student Research—for Programs and Services.

  • ATS membership approves governance, dues, and procedural changes

    The ATS membership has approved changes to the Bylaws,...

  • Good assessment practices call for logic and simplicity

    The key to successful assessments is to keep everything simple. One director of assessment shares practical advice on how to do this while still producing valuable assessment data.

  • Tending the flock: Is retention the answer to enrollment declines?

    With average retention rates at theological schools dipping below 80 percent, schools are becoming more intentional about strategies for keeping students in the fold.

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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.

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 15 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