• Mission and money: Are yours in alignment?

    Chris Meinzer offers a practical approach to ensuring that all your resources are working toward your school’s goals.

  • A year of listening to ATS members: update on redeveloping Standards and Procedures

    The process has gathered input from more than 700 participants at nearly 200 schools.

  • Eliza Smith Brown to leave ATS

    After 11 years as director of communications and external relations, she will move on to a new chapter.

  • Second annual Competency-Based Theological Education (CBTE) conference offers registration discount for ATS schools

    Register now to learn the latest about this innovative model.

  • Deans gather in Newport Beach to explore New Practices for Changing Times

    More than 80 participants received tools, information, wisdom, and insights. Among the words of wisdom: "take one step beyond caution." Read more.

  • ATS partners with Asian-descent leaders to form community of conversation and collaboration

    A planning team began a series of conversations with ATS two years ago that led to the establishment of this new affinity group.

  • Generations in Dialogue program seeks applications

    Scholars in their first five years will be selected to join a cohort for four intensive weekends focused on the Sociology of Religion, offered through the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies...

  • Friendship Press seeks biblical scholars to update the NRSV

    Eleven section leaders will be selected from among those who apply or are nominated.

  • Standards redevelopment reflections: including students in discernment

    Redevelopment Task Force Chair Sarah Drummond reflects on why student input is essential to the process of rethinking the accrediting standards—and what insights they offer.

  • Getting there: seven practices to support successful women in theological education

    A survey of nearly 600 women reveals the personal habits and institutional practices that work for women aspiring to positions of leadership.

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Welcome!

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

All Events
Oct 14 to Oct 15

By registration; Technology professionals and educational technologists who serve ATS members schools are invited for informal peer conversations regarding...

Mundelein, IL
Oct 23 to Oct 25

By invitation; Designed to provide time for networking, reflecting, and strategic thinking, the goals of the institute are (1) to further advance the professional...

Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 5 to Nov 6

By registration; ATS will be hosting a special forum that will combine the work of the ATS Financial Officers group and the Economic Challenges Facing Future...

Pittsburgh, PA

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