• Lilly Endowment grants $10 million to ATS

    Lilly Endowment awards $10 million grant to ATS

    The grant will establish the New Century Fund, which is expected to position ATS over time to play a high-impact role in guiding the future of theological education.

  • ATS seeks new executive director

    Search consultants are accepting applications and nominations.

  • Ferguson

    Biennial Meeting program highlights race/ethnicity issues and changing educational models

    The program provided insights and tools to carry theological education into the future.

  • Katarina Schuth

    Katarina Schuth honored with 2016 Distinguished Service Award

    A noted Roman Catholic scholar becomes the 15th award recipient.

  • ATS membership votes

    Votes admit five new Associate member schools and four Affiliate organizations and elect new officers, board members, and committees.

  • Competency based education

    Credit for what you know and can do: The rise of competency-based education

    CBE guru Charla Long shares her wisdom on a growing educational trend.

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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 ~