• Henry Luce Foundation awards $600,000 to ATS

    New grant will fund a study of future possibilities for theological scholarship.

  • Five principles for change in theological schools

    Frank Yamada shares advice presented at the ATS Presidential Leadership Intensive Conference in December.

  • A closer look at enrollment

    Chris Meinzer drills down to reveal how enrollment growth at member schools differs by degree program and ecclesial family.

  • Three practices to promote your DMin program

    Findings from a survey of DMin directors suggest three ways to address delivery, student preparation, and faculty that might boost student success.

  • New ECFFM resources

    Check out the latest videos with best practices and new data related to the economic challenges facing theological school alumni/ae.

  • Announcing first annual conference on competency-based theological education

    CBTE 2018 to be held November 5–6 in Vancouver, Canada

  • A preview of 2017 enrollment data

    With the 2017 Annual Report Forms nearly complete, projections for enrollment reveal the fourth straight year of stability across the overall ATS membership.

  • Colloquy Online archives now available!

    Browse and search past issues featuring trends in theological education, reflections by veteran administrators and faculty, recommended best practices, and news from ATS.

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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.

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.

2018 ATS Centennial Biennial Meeting
Hilton Denver City Center
June 20 & 21


Upcoming Events

All Events
Feb 20 to Feb 22

By registration; The 36th annual conference will offer workshops on topics related to annual giving, planned gifts, personnel management, internal and external... READ MORE

Houston, TX
Feb 28 to Mar 2

By invitation; ATS is marking the 20th anniversary of the Women in Leadership (WIL) initiative with a gathering, for past participants of WIL events,... READ MORE

Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 5 to Mar 6

By invitation; Offered by the staff of the ATS Commission on Accrediting, this workshop is for ATS member schools with evaluation visits scheduled in the spring... READ MORE

Pittsburgh, PA