• Tears to hearts—Baptist Seminary of Kentucky responds to racial injustice

    As the United States grapples with a past and present rife with racial injustice, particularly toward American descendants of slavery, what might theological schools offer in this painful but...

  • ATS graduates report more distance learning, lower debt, and high satisfaction

    Each year, about 60% of ATS schools use the ATS Graduating Student Questionnaire (GSQ) to survey their graduates. In 2020, the GSQ was completed by more than 4,500 graduates representing about 30...

  • ATS hosts first virtual self-study workshop for member schools

    Twenty-seven participants from 14 ATS member schools gathered September 17 and 18, for the first virtual Commission on Accrediting Self-Study Workshop.

  • Revisiting global awareness and engagement amid multiple pandemics

    After more than seven months of quarantining and physical distancing demanded by COVID-19, the pandemic continues to command attention in the public square.

  • Registration opens for CBTE 2020 virtual conference

    CBTE 2020—the annual conference on competency-based theological education is being hosted once again as a track in CBExchange, the world’s foremost conference on competency-based education.

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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 12 to Dec 18

By registration—This online event is designed for academic deans in their first or second years of service at an ATS member school.

Oct 20 to Oct 21

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

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.