• New senior leaders welcomed at ATS member schools

    Thirty-seven ATS member schools have recently announced the appointment of 42 individuals as new chief executive officers or chief academic officers.

  • ATS launches free improved versions of student questionnaires

    ATS launched newly revised versions of its student questionnaires in August 2020, responding to changes in student demographics, educational delivery systems, and the nature of religious work in...

  • Proper planning can lead to effective online accreditation visits across the globe

    With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated difficulties in conducting physical on-site accreditation visits, quality assurance agencies across the world are envisioning creative...

  • Luce Fellowship's quarter-century impact in the public square

    ATS undertook a three-phased research project in the 2019-20 academic year to assess the impact of the ATS Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology Program that ran from 1994 to 2018.

  • New media partnership seeks ATS scholarly writers

    ATS is pleased to announce a new program for faculty and scholars to write timely articles on current religion and/or theology issues alongside editors from The Conversation US to be posted in a...

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Welcome!

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.

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.

In addition, ATS 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 Resources in the main menu above.

Upcoming Events

All Events
Oct 14 to Oct 15

By registration; Designed to provide opportunities for networking, resource sharing, and vocational enhancement, the goals of this gathering are (1) to further...

Online
Oct 20 to Oct 21

By registration; This year, 2020, has been a year of reckonings in our nation.

Online
Nov 10 to Nov 11

By registration; We are designing an experience that will include both asynchronous and synchronous components for financial officers of ATS member schools.

Online

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