• Creativity in the midst of crisis—ATS executive director shares update

    As we enter almost a full of year of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, I have good news to share. These past eleven months have been challenging but in the middle of those challenges, ATS...

  • An enrollment surprise—more ATS schools grow than decline for first time since 2006

    As of early December, 98% of ATS schools have reported their enrollment data for fall 2020. In terms of a year-over-year comparison by school, 54% of ATS schools had enrollment increases and 46%...

  • ATS publication honors twenty years of women leaders

    A series of essays celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the ATS Women in Leadership (WIL) initiative is now available to read online for free. ATS Women in Leadership: Celebrating Twenty Years...

  • New ATS Standards provide framework for global sustainability among theological libraries

    As the pandemic and its related economic pressures ripple across the globe, theological institutions and their libraries are developing new strategies of sustainability.

  • Webinar offers moment of rest amid chaos

    Amy Steele, assistant dean for student affairs and community life at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, led a group of ATS student administrative personnel on a one-hour spiritual reflection...

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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.

The ATS membership welcomes schools in the Christian and Jewish faiths, and includes 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.

In addition, ATS 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 Resources in the main menu above.

Upcoming Events

All Events
Jan 28

By registration; This free webinar will present highlights from the Fall 2020 Entering Student Questionnaire (ESQ).

Feb 4 to Feb 18

By registration; Join other ATS Student Personnel for a two-part learning experience to help us deepen our understanding of design thinking and increase our...

Canvas and Online via Zoom
Feb 11 to Feb 12

By invitation. An annual conference to provide African American presidents, deans, and chief academic officers of ATS member schools the opportunity to discuss...