• ATS welcomes James R. Moore and Valerie Rempel as new directors of accreditation

    The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) is pleased to announce that James R. Moore and Valerie Rempel have been named as directors of accreditation, serving the Commission on Accrediting of...

  • ATS staff members receive title changes

    Several ATS staff members have undergone recent title changes to adapt to the everchanging landscape of theological education.

  • Reflective guide to effective evaluation now available

    At its June 2021 meeting, the ATS Board of Commissioners adopted a new resource to help ATS schools with the important (yet often challenging) task of evaluation—A Reflective Guide to Effective...

  • Three lessons about deaning learned in a nursing home

    I was a dean for nearly two decades before I joined the ATS staff in 2012. I learned a lot about deaning in those years and since—from books and peers and mentors and others. But three of the best...

  • Better together: CHANGE Initiative can bring institutional sustainability for mission-driven future

    Even before the COVID-19 pandemic altered how many ATS institutions operated, leaders shared their deep concerns about the sustainability of theological schools.

  • Student personnel programs continue to innovate under new program coordinator

    Student personnel continue to play a significant role in the formation of theological school students at ATS schools.

  • ATS continues to improve student questionnaires

    ATS will be starting the new academic year with upgraded security measures for the questionnaires by building upon improvements that began in fall 2020.

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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
Sep 29 to Oct 1

By invitation. The Global Forum of Theological Educators (GFTE) will hold a synchronous gathering via Zoom focused on the theme: Conversations on theological...

Oct 5 to Oct 7

By registration; Innovate, Learn, Thrive, Connect . . . Looking to build capacity in enrollment management at your institution?

Oct 21 to Oct 22