• The Centennial Biennial Meeting is convening in Denver!

    Safe travels to all who are joining us this week in the Mile High City to celebrate 100 years of Legacy and Innovation!

  • Envisioning 2020—The next two years may be momentous

    The Board of Commissioners lays out a proposed work plan and timeline for redevelopment of the ATS Commission Standards and Procedures.

  • Board of Commissioners names redevelopment task force

    Should the membership vote to redevelop the accrediting Standards and Procedures, the 19-member task force is poised to begin work.

  • ATS launches consultations with other graduate professional educators: What we can teach one another

    An interview with Stephen Graham reveals the shared challenges and new approaches from education, law, business, medical humanities, and social work.

  • Five reasons for a comprehensive redevelopment of the ATS Commission Standards and Procedures

    Tom Tanner explains why the Commission is proposing the first major revision since 1996.

  • Membership to vote on authorization of redevelopment of ATS Commission Standards and Procedures

    Ten points to remember about the Board of Commissioners’ rationale, work plan, timetable, and comprehensive communications strategy.

  • Key questions and concerns regarding the proposed redevelopment of ATS Standards and Procedures

    The Board of Commissioners considers the philosophy, content, and structure of what a revised set of Standards and Procedures might look like.

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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, 2018

Upcoming Events

All Events
Oct 1 to Oct 3

By invitation; The Women in Leadership gatherings for emerging women are designed for professional development, including attention to the distinctive skills... READ MORE

Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 11

By registration; Immediately following the SpiceWorld 2018 Technical Conference, this one-day mini event will... READ MORE

Austin, Texas
Oct 12 to Oct 14

By nomination of academic dean; ATS will host its 18th annual Roundtable Seminar for Newly Appointed Faculty in Theological Education for faculty members who are... READ MORE

Chicago, IL