• ATS seeks director of accreditation

    The Commission on Accrediting (COA) of The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) is seeking a Director of Accreditation. The anticipated starting date for this position is September 1, 2021, or...

  • Lessons from the ATS Black Student Debt Research Project

    In 2019, ATS launched the Black Student Debt Research Project to learn more about why educational debt was disproportionately impacting our Black students and why theological schools were having...

  • ATS schools find creative ways to reach students

    In the year since the pandemic hit and changed the course of higher education, many ATS schools have pivoted to alternate modes of discourse. In doing so, schools have discovered strategies that...

  • ATS writers reach wide audiences through The Conversation

    In the last 12 months, 17 scholarly writers from ATS member schools have published 22 articles through The Conversation, with a total number of more than 940,000 readers.

  • ATS Asian descent presidents and deans issue statement of solidarity

    ATS Asian descent presidents and deans have issued a statement to stand in solidarity against the rising ethnic hate crimes and violence targeting especially people of Asian descent.

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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
May 17 to May 22

By registration; Moving into your professional "second half" comes with questions about the legacy you will eventually leave.

Online via Zoom and Canvas
May 25 to May 27

By registration; Who should be involved in responding if your school is faced with a crisis situation?

Online via Zoom and Canvas
Jun 10 to Jun 18

By registration; Development/communication professionals benefit from sharing best practices related to administration and management strategies, and legal issues...

Online via Zoom and Canvas