• New senior leaders welcomed at 84 ATS member schools

    Eighty-four ATS member schools have announced the appointment of 100 individuals as new chief executive officers or chief academic officers in the past academic year.

  • Tom Tanner and Mary Young to retire from ATS staff in June 2022

    Two ATS staff members have announced their intent to retire next June.

  • ATS schools continue to address economic challenges facing students

    This past year, ATS graduates reported the lowest educational debt in more than a decade.

  • Institutional policies can be more equitable with systematic solutions

    As theological institutions, we are charged with creating space for difficult conversations.

  • Three strategies to support student success beyond COVID-19

    As the global pandemic wears on, theological schools looking to support student success beyond COVID-19 find themselves uncertain about which "temporary" adjustments will eventually be left behind...

  • CBTE conference welcomes in-person and online participants

    Join us November 9–12, for the fourth annual CBTE 2021 Conference!

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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 21 to Oct 22
Oct 25 to Nov 5

By registration; To provide skill development and peer learning opportunities for women leaders in theological education related to decision-making skills, grant...

Nov 16 to Nov 18

By registration; This year’s event for financial officers of ATS schools is being designed around the theme Telling your School’s Financial Story. As...