• Progress in the process: update on redeveloping the ATS standards and procedures

    The ATS Board of Commissioners has approved two preliminary documents prepared by the Task Force on the Redevelopment of the ATS Standards and Procedures.

  • ATS launches initiative to build capacity for cultural competence

    By tackling particular challenges with tailored strategies, 20 schools are developing new ways of educating students to minister in a multicultural world.

  • Culturally competent counseling for Latino/Hispanic clients: lessons learned from an ATS Innovation Grant

    A new concentration within Southwest Seminary’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program addresses a growing need in the school’s Texas context.

  • Seeking the common good—what we can learn from other professional disciplines

    Conversations among educators from law, medicine, business, social work, and the humanities reveal common challenges and transferable strategies.

  • Attendees appreciate "collaborative nature" of development officers' conference

    More than 80 participants shared their successes, missteps, and challenges.

  • Nine schools announce new senior leadership

    Congratulations to these ten new CEOs and CAOs!

  • Science for Seminaries Retreat—apply now!

    Join the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion, a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, to discover how forefront science can enrich theological education.

  • Reports of the MDiv’s death are greatly exaggerated.

    Accreditor Tom Tanner looks at issues of duration, denomination, and vocation, asking “If the MDiv is ‘dying,’ why do 40% of all ATS students continue to enroll in it?”

  • ATS participates in national summit on economics of ministry

    Programming showcased the work of 110 projects funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. and highlighted best practices and tools that are making a difference.

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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.

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.

Upcoming Events

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Apr 5 to Apr 6

By nomination of academic dean.

Newport Beach, CA
Apr 8

By invitation; The forum—scheduled to take place in conjunction with the 2019 Academic Officers' Conference—is intended for...

Newport Beach, CA
Apr 9 to Apr 11

By registration; Conferences are scheduled each year to provide educational and professional development opportunities, a collegial network, and a context for...

Newport Beach, CA