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    While there is no single factor accounting for this sustained growth, given the diverse universe of ATS schools, some factors are worth noting.

  • Personal reflections on diversity gathering

    I sat in a room filled with more than 40 ethnically diverse theology students and recent graduates from every walk of life and listened intently as they eagerly shared their stories . . .

  • piety and plurality consultation

    Piety and Plurality inspires future-oriented conversation

    11 experts use Glenn Miller's book as a touchstone to speculate about the future of theological education.

  • Seminaries set six enrollment records

    Seminaries set six enrollment records

    Upticks are evident in professional and academic MAs as well as racial/ethnic, international, and nontraditional students.

  • Luce Fellows

    2015-2016 Luce Fellows announced

    Six scholars have been named to the 22nd class of Fellows.

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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.