• 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.

  • Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story to begin airing next month

    Journey Films has produced another deeply significant film, and you won’t want to miss it.

  • “Blown away by the wisdom in the room”—ATS School for Peer Reviewers benefits new and experienced evaluators

    It takes more than 150 volunteer peer reviewers to serve on more than 50 accreditation visits each year, and they find real value in the work.

  • ATS presidents gather to share wisdom and resources

    Nearly 60 presidents focused on issues such as team building, faculty relations, financial management, institutional advancement and vision, and leadership in challenging times.

  • Veteran administrators offer perspectives for new deans

    At the seventh annual ATS School for New Deans, three former deans on the ATS staff reflected on the vocation of the academic dean and the tactics that kept them going. (Artist: Janet McKenzie)...

  • Dancing with wolves: recent webinar helps faculty navigate peer reviews

    Two veteran publishers present principles and practices for success in a sometimes-daunting process.

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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.

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Feb 19 to Feb 20

By registration; The 37th annual conference will offer workshops on topics related to annual giving, planned gifts, personnel management, internal and external... READ MORE

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