• Culture shift present in redeveloped standards

    ATS Executive Director Frank Yamada explores a theme that the 19-member Redevelopment Task Force has noticed throughout this two-year process.

  • New numbers reported for 2019–2020 enrollment

    In terms of enrollment changes by school, about 45% have shown enrollment increases and about 55% have shown enrollment declines. The median total headcount change is down about 2%. These expected...

  • ATS to offer free improved student questionnaires to all member schools

    ATS will release an updated version of the questionnaires, and it will make the Entering and Graduating Student Questionnaires free of charge for all ATS member schools.

  • Student religious and denominational affiliation trends in ATS schools

    Over the past several years, the United States and Canada have experienced increases in both religiously and denominationally unaffiliated individuals, as well as people from a variety of...

  • ECFFM celebrates growing impact on educational debt

    Nearly 200 people gathered in Pittsburgh  to celebrate the impact of the Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministers (ECFFM) Initiative on the lives of theological schools and their students.

  • Former Luce Fellows gather to celebrate program's success

    Sixty people gathered on Friday, November 22, in San Diego to celebrate the Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology program, supported for a quarter of a century by the Henry Luce Foundation, and...

  • ATS presidents network and share insights

    More than 50 presidents gathered in Orlando earlier this month for the annual Seminar for New Presidents and for the Presidential Leadership Intensive Conference.

  • ATS becomes supporting member of The Conversation US

    Thanks to the generosity of Lilly Endowment Inc., ATS is now a supporting member of The Conversation US-an organization that works with academic researchers to produce and promote knowledge and...

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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.

Upcoming Events

All Events
Jun 23

By registration; A preconference for deans is scheduled to take place in conjunction with the 2020 ATS/COA Biennial Meeting and will offer professional...

Vancouver, BC
Jun 24 to Jun 25

By registration; The Biennial Meeting—centered around the theme of Quality. Clarity. Flexibility.

Vancouver, BC
Sep 17 to Sep 18

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

Pittsburgh, PA